August 17 –  Visiting many Buddhist temples and stupas in Lalitpur, Matya, the festival of light, was celebrated on Saturday under the management of Haugal Tole.

Bands of traditional musicians gathered at the Haugal and paraded around Patan. Thousands took part in the march and lighted candles and offered coins in more than 4,000 Buddhist temples and stupas across Patan.

In the religious parade, the families who lost their members in the years took part, igniting candles and prayed for the departed souls.

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