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It was Kushe Aushi (Nepali Father’s Day) on Thursday and Australian Father’s day on Sunday so we combined the celebrations for AS and my dad.
This is AS’s second Father’s day so it is still very special like the first one.
Also it is very special father’s day for me as my dad is here and I could actually celebrate the day with him.
As it was a weekday, my mum helped me to prepare Sagun (traditionally a plate of boiled egg, smoked fish, a “bara”, fried chicken and yogurt). It is such a great help when your parents are near you, I am going to miss them so much when they leave.
I baked a cake and muffins too. I picked a card as well along with some biscuits, cookies and fruits.
I am so glad that we got to celebrate the day as a family.
First we celebrated AS father’s day. We did a normal tika and sagun. Chhori was quite curious and happy to do the process.
I don’t think she understands much yet but she loves it when there are lots of people around her and she is definitely daddy’s little girl.
Then I celebrated my father’s day with tika and sagun as well.
It was followed by cake and gifts.
Hope you guys have a great celebration too.
Take care everyone.
M from nepaliaustralian
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Yesterday was Teej, a day when woman 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 until death 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.
Please click here if you want to know more about the festival.
Like every year, we celebrated Teej with lots of food and dancing but this year Teej was extra special for me because my mum is here with us.
Chhori has started enjoying and understanding celebrations too. She loves to be around people and wants to dance when the music is on. I am hoping she will be interested in Nepali culture and traditions in future when she has an understanding of their importance.
For the first time, I dressed Chhori in Kurta and Nepali chapal (Nepali velvet sandles) with chura (metal bangles). I know I am biased but I think she looked so cute in the traditional outfit.
And look our matching chapals, loved them.
I also dressed up in the traditional red outfit. The first celebration, we had was at my friend’s house. I baked a cake for the occasion and everyone contributed toward the food. We had a great time eating, dancing, laughing and having fun. Chhori also enjoyed in her own way :).
Then on Saturday, we went to a Teej celebration program organised by Nepali committees.
Photobombed by Chhori 🙂
We dressed up again and enjoyed the celebration with hundreds of other ladies dancing and enjoying the yummy food.
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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It was Nepali Mother’s day on Friday 6th May 2016 and Australian Mother’s day yesterday. This year’s mother’s day is extra special for us as we have my mum, and my MIL (she arrived in Sydney yesterday) here.
I was lucky enough to have my mum here last Mother’s day as well but it is AS’s first Mother’s day after a long time so I made sure they had a good one.
On Friday we celebrated in the traditional style with sagun, fruits, sweets and cakes. It was nice to observe AS’s celebration as both of them were very happy.
I also had my Mother’s day for my mum with sagun, fruits, sweets and cake.
It is nice to have her here and wish we will be together for Mother’s day every year.
I am a mum now too, so it was nice to be on the other end of the ceremony. Last year Chhori was too small but this year, she is big enough to enjoy the fun. She got me a cute card (AS did :)) and also sagun, fruits, sweets and a cake too.
My MIL helped her with the tick and sagun for me. She was clam and followed the instructions well.
It feels so good to be the mother of such a cute munchkin and I am so proud of her.
And to all the proud moms out there, Happy Mother’s day. Hope you had a good one.
M from nepaliaustralian
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