Every day is Kukur Tihar in our house.
Dog worship is something we like to practice regularly – but in Nepal there is an actual festival dedicated solely to celebrating the friendship and loyalty of our furry friends.
*Excuse us while we WEEP at the thought.*
“Kukur Tihar” or “Day of the Dog” falls on November 6 this year and is part of the Hindu celebration Diwali – the celebration of human relationships with all things.
Kukur Tihar is the second day of Diwali in Nepal, and sees Nepalese dogs – both with homes and without – thanked for their loyalty and friendship.
A red mark (Tika) is placed on their foreheads as a sign of sacredness and the dogs are decorated with flowers and garlands.
Please enjoy a series of photos from this magical day.
We cannot think of a more worthy cause.