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Feasts and fasting at Teej party
12:00am Monday 24th September 2012 in Andover
ANDOVER’S Nepalese community’s women gathered at the Guildhall on Saturday to start the first day of their three-day Teej festival.
The first day of the festival sees women, both married and unmarried, assemble at one place in their finest attire and start dancing and singing devotional songs.
Amid all this a grand feast took place in the Guildhall.
The festival is celebrated for marital bliss, wellbeing of spouse and children and purification of the body and soul.
It is a three-day-long celebration which combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting.
The Andover Nepalese Community (ANC) is a nonprofit organisation.
The main aim of the community is to promote the goodwill and interest of Nepalese people living in and around Andover, and also preserving, exchanging and promoting Nepalese culture and heritage.