The rain and the plantation period that it brings along with it’s deemed important in almost every part of the world. We Nepalese also celebrate the monsoon season as a festival in the most stunning way, Ropain in Ashad 15. A day that symbolizes the end of the rice planting period, a day when all farmers enjoy the completion of the plantation and wish for good production.
The Nepal Government declared today as National Paddy Day, to encourage farmers and celebrate the crop planting festival ( Ashad 15).
Traditionally, ladies are involved in planting the rice plant and men plowing the field. Farmers celebrate this with joy as they invite their neighbors to play within the mud, throw mud at each other and sing and dance to the traditional folk songs. There is a practice of eating yogurt and beaten rice and drink a special kind of local drink made of fermented rice.