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3:00 pm onward Wednesday November 14, 2012
Kaartik Dabali, Patan Durbar Square, Patan, Central Region, Nepal

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Candle walk is being organized as the eve to celebrate and welcome the New Nepal Sambat (Nepal New Year). The National Sambat is remarked with different activities among which Candle Walk is one of the oldest and traditional way to welcome and celebrate the New Era on the night of Laxmi Pooja. The Eve is celebrated with the cultural presentation of different community peoples and

is followed with ...the felicitation to the individual and the organization that have devoted and made effort to promote the cult

ure. During the rally organized on this eve, people holding candles walk through the ancient and artistic city of Patan spreading the message of peace and brotherhood. The Candle Walk ceremony also reflects the rich and precious treasury of tradition and culture belonging to Newari culture which is inevitable part of Nepalese history. It holds a history about the commencement of the Nepal Era in the country.

Continuing the history of youth initiatives in the community to spread the theme and goodwill of youth power, Rotaract Club of Lalitpur is once again preserving the culture hosting Candle Walk-1133 marking its presence for the 7th time. The event scheduled on 13 th november 2012 during the Laxmi Pooja and will be held at Patan Durbar Square, a world heritage area.


1. Operation Beauty City as Pre event to address Cleanliness of the heritage site of Patan Durbar Square, Coloring of the Shiva Mandir
2. Performance from emerging talents from various communities of Lalitpur
3. Performance from guest artists and recognized cultural music celebrities of Lalitpur
4. Art Demonstration about Sankhadhar Sakhwa / Culture
5. Honoring program of hidden Talent & Lifetime Contributors in the field of up keeping cultural harmony, music and tradition to an individual and organization
6. Rally representing youth and social organizations with their traditional musical instruments (Dhime) from Lalitpur around the Patan City 

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