Traditions represent a critical piece of our culture. They help form the
structure and foundation of our families and our society. They remind us
that we are part of a history that defines our past, shapes who we are
today and who we are likely to become. Once we ignore the meaning of our
traditions, we’re in danger of damaging the underpinning of our identity.
The following table details the purpose, activities, timeline and outcomes
of each of the mission and objectives.
Sense of belongingness, trust and love to each other
1. Nepalese New Year’s day. Nepalese community in
Fremont celebrates this festival with a colorful
program inviting every member of Nepalese community in
and around city of Fremont. Program has been
successfully conducted in the past multiple times with
greater enthusiasm and vigor.
Sense of closeness and unity among Nepalese migrant
1st day of the month of Vaishakha of Vikrama era,
usually the middle of April.
Preserve the tradition of communal gathering and bring
unity among Nepalese women
2.Teej or Haritalika.
Nepalese women visit Hindu temples this day to worship
gods and goddess especially lord Shiva and remain
fasting for long life and good health of their husband.
We have successfully organized the Teej musical and
dancing entertainment in the past. This program has
been one of the most successful program in the history
of our community.
Successful integration and unity among Nepalese migrant
women and reconnection with family friends.
Shravana Shukla Tritiya( 3rd day of the month of
Shravana of traditional lunar calendar, usually in July
3. Vijaya Dashami
The main socio-religious and national festival of Nepal
and the Nepalese community in the US
Nepalese people in Nepal and in the US celebrate this
week-long festival in memory of divine mother Durga’s
victory over demons. This week long program has special
way of celebrating at home and outside. We have
successfully organized this program every year in our
community. The senior members of each family members
gather at the community center to exchange greetings
and blessing to their loved ones and families. This
program will be continued in the years to come as well.
Program accomplished with participation of more than
200 people. Unity in diversity was accomplished among
Nepalese migrant from different parts of Nepal.
Ashvina Shukla Saptami to Ashvina Shukla Chaturdashi(
7th to 14 th da of the month o Ashvina of traditional
lunar calendar, usually in September
This is a festival of brothers and sisters, worship of
goddess of wealth (Laxmi), cow, bullock, dog and crow
popularly, known as Bhaitika, Laxmipuja, Gaitihar,
Gorutihar or Govardhanapuja, kukurtihar and kagtihar
respectively. Our community members celebrate this
program at home independently or in group in different
ways. The musical night of entertainment also called
Bhailo is played during this time.
Program accomplished with live performance of musical
entertainment .Community members prepare a core members
of DJ who hop from one house to another house to play
the music and collect donation to the community
Kartika Krishna Chaturdashi to Kartika Shukla pareva (
14th day of dark fortnight to 1st day of light of the
month of Kartika of traditional lunar calendar, usually
Preserve and maintain our inherited Nepalese language
to our future generation
5.Biweekly Nepalese language literacy class to the kids
Successful conduction of 12 sessions of classes. Most
Children have accomplished the skills to speak Nepalese
while rest have been cognizant about the needs to speak
Nepalese language to connect to each other.
Ongoing donation to local nonprofit organization to
support our common objectives
6. Donation to Local lions club to support their local
Supported local lions club in successfully organizing
and implementing sports activities at the local level.
Monetary donation and volunteering was provided.
Ongoing humanitarian support and donation to local
7. Donation to a family member to support the funeral
Act of Altruism towards low income local migrants.
Our long term plan to build Nepalese community center is not far away from
our thoughts. We are beginning to throw an idea of how we can build
community center which will not only benefit the Nepalese community but
bring about the human development of our growing kids in American soil. It
will be an oasis of hopes for many families that are raising kids with
limited resources at home. It will bring positive difference in the
community by providing social, cultural, educational and recreational
activities. Following are the activities that are thought out for the
future to be implemented through Nepalese community center.
Nepali language school for kids
Senior camp or socializing center