Dashain festival restrained due to covid

Nepalis are currently celebrating Dashain, the longest Hindu festival in Nepal. Dashain lasts 2 weeks and honors the goddess Durga and the victory of good over evil. Normally a time for family’s to come together, exchange gifts, and extravagant Pujas. Temporary swings are made of bamboo, and kites are seen flying in the sky. Dashain will be a little different this year, with some families unable to travel to each other, but we hope they can still have some form of celebration.
Our thoughts are with our friends and the communities we support in Gorkha.