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The Annual Grand Dashain Event takes place this Wednesday

The Annual Grand Dashain Event takes place this Wednesday

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Maxine Bramley

Like every year the Nepalese Limerick Community would like to welcome you to join them in their annual Grand Dashain event to celebrate the Dashain Festival, filled with the taste of Nepalese food and cultural performances.

The Dashain Festival is a popular holiday among both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal, which is taking place from 27 September to 21 October this year and marks the victory, according to Hindu religious writings, of Ramayan over the evil demon-king, Ravana, and over the demon Mahisasur, who cruelly terrorised the people of India in the form of a raging water buffalo. 




The Dashain Festival is also celebrated by Hindus and Nepalese in practically every other part of the world where they live. In Nepal, Dashain is the longest and most notable festival on the calendar, and many Nepalese expatriates return to Nepal specifically to observe Dashain Festival in their homeland.

The Nepalese Limerick Community is a community made of close to one hundred people. The main objective of this community is to provide people with the necessary information required to adapt to a new environment in order to facilitate their integration into the Irish society.

The Grand Dashain event 2074 will take place on Wednesday, 27 September at the Savoy Hotel Limerick from 5 pm to 11 pm and dinner serving traditional Nepalese dishes will be served at 7 pm.

There will be traditional and cultural performances by local artists and a live performance from Savya Band, a Limerick-based Nepalese Folk Rock Band.

Tickets for the Grand Dashain event cost €25 and can be bought from representatives of the event. The following is the full list of representatives and their contact numbers from whom you can purchase tickets.

For ticket please contact Prem Ghale at 085 722 3645, Sheetal Basnet at 086 258 3734, Suman Kunwar at 089 961 8699, Babu k Khatiwada at 0860578312, Madan Timilsina at 089 422 3024, or
Antim Shrestha at 089 465 0581.

To find out more about the Nepalese Limerick Community click here

To read our previous story on the Nepalese Limerick Community click here



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