Today is one of the biggest celebration for Nepali women. Teej, a day when women fast for the whole day for marital bliss, well-being of their spouse and children and purification of their own body and soul. Married women fast for their husband’s long life, prosperity, and long and strong relationship between them in this life and all the lives to come. While the unmarried pray for the perfect husband. Unless someone is ill or physically unfit, fasting is followed by women and girls who have reached puberty.
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- To celebrate the day I get together with my friends and family and enjoy the food, fun and dancing.
- Last week I went to an organized celebration where we had so much fun.
I went there with a group of my friends and we had the time of our life with laughter, dance and so much fun. AS was nice enough to look after Chhori that day so I had a great evening with my girl friends.
Then on the weekend, we celebrated Teej at our friend’s place. I dressed up in traditional Nepali dress and Chhori also enjoyed wearing her kurta.
I baked a cake for the occasion and everyone contributed towards the food.
We had a great time eating, dancing, laughing and having fun. Chhori also enjoyed in her own way 🙂
Wishing Happy Teej to all of you out there celebrating. Have a great time and enjoy your day.
Take care everyone,
M from nepaliaustralian
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We, especially AS, is trying really hard to teach Nepali to Chhori. Her language skill has got a lot better in the last few months but she mostly speaks in English.
We can’t blame her much as she spends the whole day in the childcare surrounded by English speaking kids and teachers.
Anyway we are trying our best to teach her Nepali at home. The other day she called me “Aama” (Nepali for mother. S’s teaching of course). It made me feel very happy. Normally she calls me Mama or Mummy. I know it is a bit weird but it feels very special when she speaks Nepali. I think I have this strong connection to Nepal that anything like this melts my heart.
Anyway, AS and Chhori were having a conversation in Nepal. So when AS finished a sentence, she said “Pani bhane water”.
It was so cute. Poor baby was trying to understand two languages and trying to make senses in her tiny brain.
All the parents out there who have kids speaking more than one language. Howe do you do it? Please share you tips and tricks. Looking forward to all those comments.
M from nepaliaustralian
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