Gai Jatra is one of the most celebrated festivals in Nepal. Gai Jatra is celebrated in the Nepali Bhadra month (August – September) or Shravan Maas. In 2020, GaiJatra date is August 4.
Due to Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Gai Jatra is celebrated with limited number of enthusiasts amidst stringent lockdown rules such as physical distance, etc.
Gai Jatara celebrates the procession of cows, popularly celebrated in Kathmandu valley. On this day of Gai Jatra, the procession of cows is taken up by every family who has lost a family member during the previous year.
Boys are dressed like cows and participated in the procession of cows during Gai Jatra.
In 2019, GaiJatra date was August 16.
In 2018, GaiJatra date was August 27.