How Models celebrate Dashain (Happy Vijaya Dashami)

Vijaya Dashami is the biggest festival and the longest holiday in Nepal. The 10-days-long celebration is a symbol of the victory of good over bad and involve worshiping of Durga, a Hindu goddess. Dashain also marks the time to return to one’s birthplace and meet all the relatives. Eating meat and other delicious food items is another attraction of the festival.

People usually buy new clothes and prepare various vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items at the time. Taking auspicious Tika and Jamara starts on the tenth day (October 24, this year) after Ghatasthapana and continues for the next four days.

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Other attractions of the festival are traditional swings (linge ping and rote ping) and flying kite. People also engage in playing cards during the festival. This time is considered the high time for retail and entertainment businesses.

In the festival various models (who won major beauty contest in this year) told how they are celebrating Dashain:

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Sunita Dangol’s Dashain plans

Dashain is a very busy time for this year’s Miss Newa 2011, Sunita Dangol. Sunita spend time in worshiping gods, various parties and meeting with relatives. Sunita loves flying kites but, she hasn’t found free time to enjoy the sport.

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Sunita also plays cards during Dashain and she also meets her school friends to celebrate together. In this Dashain, Sunita Dangol will be visiting Kavrepalanchowk to distribute uniforms to school kids.

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Miss Newa 2011 – Sunita Dangol

Sunita Dangol was awarded the Miss Newa 2011 title in an event held on the last day of 2011, December 31, 2011.

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Pramila Manandhar – First runner-up, Miss Newa 2011

Anisha Prajapati – Second runner-up, Miss Newa 2011

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Other title winners include:

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