Gai Jatra

Photos: Gai Jatra

Scenes from Gai Jatra in Kathmandu Durbar Square, today. The annual cow festival is mostly associated with the commemoration of loved ones who have died in the past year. Young boys dress like the animal, and participate in processions around the city.

The Gai Jatra that lasts a week is believed to have started in the 17th Century.