Farmer’s festival in Nepal- Ropai Festival

Farmer’s festival in Nepal- Ropai Festival

Posted Jun 26th, 2014 under Culture & Festivals, Photo Essay,

Month of June in Nepal is a season of farming. Monsoon downpour soaks the farmlands and the farmers enjoy sowing rice plants in their fields. June 29th in the Hilly Region of Nepal is observed as Ropai Festival. Rice plantation festival, Ropai is a unique festival to observe. The work of farming can be the fun of the highest level and it can be observed during Ropai Festival in Nepal. Oxen ploughing fields, women sowing seeds and gentlemen digging the fields and the fun part of drenching each other with muddy water in the field is a great enjoyment.

The traditional music fusioned with typical Ropai songs sung by the farmers fill the atmosphere in the fields. The monsoon festival related with agriculture and celebrated by the farmers these days is a center of attraction for Nepalese city dwellers as well as foreign visitors. Here we have a short photo essay on Ropai Festival, have a look.

Ropai festival - Ladies in red and green attire playing traditional musical instruments

Ladies in red and green attire playing traditional musical instruments

Tried oxen

Tried oxen

Festival that strengthen a bond of entire hamlet

Festival that strengthen a bond of entire hamlet

Let us work while we can talk to each other - women in farmer festival in Nepal

Let us work while we can talk to each other

Off the field farmers ready to join the game

Off the field farmers ready to join the game

Farmers eagerly wait to work today

Farmers eagerly wait to work today

Let us make the festival spiritual

Let us make the festival spiritual

Hard work and god's grace makes us feel better - ropai jatra in Nepal

Hard work and god’s grace makes us feel better

Rice plants ready for sowing for the farmer festival or ropai jatra

Rice plants ready for sowing

Time to have some fun - farmers enjoying during plantation

Time to have some fun

Mud smells good - working in muddy fields in monsoon

Mud smells good

We work hard to feed the nation - Nepal is agriculture dependent country so farmers' festival is a big part

We work hard to feed the nation

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