Farmers observe National Paddy DayThe day is observed on the 15th of the Nepali month of Asar every year.
Farmers across the country celebrated National Paddy Day (Dhan Diwas) on Tuesday. The day falls on the 15th day of the Nepali month of Asar every year and is considered an auspicious day to mark the beginning of the plantation season.
The day is filled with revelry, traditional music, dance, and food which primarily consists of beaten rice served with curd.
The day has a significant meaning across large sections of Nepali society as 60 percent of Nepalis depend on agriculture for livelihood.
Here are some images of people celebrating Dhan Diwas across the country on Tuesday.