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National Paddy Day in Nepal

National Paddy Day in Nepal is held on June 29. This event in the third decade of the month June is annual. Help us Help us 
29 June - National Paddy Day in Nepal
National Paddy Day is an annual festival in Nepal which marks the beginning of the rice planting season. It is celebrated on the 15th of Ashadh (usually late June or early July) every year. The festival is also named Ropain Diwas, Dhan Diwas, and Ashadh Pandra. According to the cultural norm, 15 Ashadh is "considered as the auspicious day to start rice planting for the year". The date falls during the monsoon season, an optimal time for rice planting. On 14 December 2004, the Nepal Government officially declared Ashadh 15 as National Paddy Day. The celebration takes place under the theme of "Increase rice production for self-sufficiency and prosperity".
The festival usually starts with people making a parade in their village before entering the rice fields. They also wear Nepali traditional clothes. The people splash each other and play in the mud, plant rice seedlings, eat the traditional dish of curd and beaten rice, and sing folk songs. Some communities schedule related cultural programs.

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