Priya Agrawal claims that she is excited about this year’s Tihar, just like last year and the year before that. The 18-year-old calls it her absolute favorite festival and says that, because the festival has so many things going on, from putting up string lights and cleaning out the oil lamps to worshipping different animals and making rangolis, she is usually super busy during Tihar but doesn’t mind it one bit.
“I usually get bored if I have to spend more than a single day cooped up inside my house but I don’t mind that during Tihar. Everything during this time of the year feels pleasant and I’m one happy person,” she says.Tihar is arguably the most liked Hindu festival in Nepal. Even though Dashain is considered to be the biggest Hindu festival in our country, a large number of people claim that they like celebrating Tihar more than Dashain. Out of the 25 people The Week quizzed, a startling 23 of them said that they definitely enjoy the festival of lights more than Dashain.