Kathmandu, January 15. On the occasion of the Maghi festival/Maghe Sankranti, Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari issued her warmest wishes to all Nepalis at home and abroad.
Bhandari said that Nepali society is a beautiful blend of nature and cultures and many of our festivals are interconnected to nature. It is said the Sun enters into the northern hemisphere from the day of Maghi.
President Bhandari stated that the Maghe Sankranti or Makar Sankranti is celebrated with zeal by people of many ethnicities, while the Tharus celebrate the day as the New Year.
She also opined that the festivals will increase communal harmony and resilience.
The president also advised the people to look after their health and well-being and to celebrate the celebration in accordance with COVID-19 health safety procedures.
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