Students are always excited to experience Christmas in a different country. Here our Assistant Programme Manager in Nepal, Dolly, gives us an insight to the festive season in Pokhara.
Christmas Carols and Santa Claus around the city of Pokhara and all the decorations in the street make you feel cheerful and happy. Great preparations were made for the occasion so at the Work the World we also decorated Christmas tree with little toys such as dolls, small Santa, drums and fairy lights.
As we know Christmas is a sacred festival. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and gaiety all over the world. It is largely characterized by exchanging gifts within families and by gifts brought by Santa Claus or mythical figures. We also exchanged gifts with the students in the house. We all went out for dinner to Lakeside which is a main tourist hub as well to celebrate Christmas Eve and also to have traditional feast!
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?’’ It’s winter time in Nepal and the season is full of beautiful scenes. The drops of dew fall on the green turf and look as beautiful as pearls. The colours of rising sun are deep-red and the sun gives rise to golden colour in the fallen drops of dew. Different kinds of flower bloom in different colours. Some flowers are milk-white, some are coral-red, some are sky-blue, some are green and some are yellow and golden. After a dew-wash, they look fresh and bright. The winter crops smile on the river banks. The oil-seeds bloom into little flowers. Farmers reap their harvests. Children wear the many-colored winter-garments. All these make a very beautiful sight early morning and the students are enjoying experiencing Christmas in Nepal.
This blog was written by our Assistant Programme Manager in Nepal, Dolly.