6th International Pride Festival “Gai Jatra” 2016
“Violence Free Society
Full Of Respect and Dignity”
“The festival of “Gai Jatra” is one of the oldest and notable of the many festivals celebrated by in Nepal. Falling on the day after Janai Purnima, the full moon day of August, Gai Jatra is a day for remembering those who have died in the previous year. In addition to praying for their departed loved ones, family and friends of the deceased commemorate them in great processions, which wind their way through the streets of the ancient Newar towns of Bhaktapur, Patan, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bharatpur, Bandipur, Gorkha, Dhulikhel, etc.”
This annual festival has become one of BDS’s premier events and draws crowds of local supporters as well as tourists, to join in on the fun and enjoyment of the festivities.
Therefore, to mark the occasion and to bring wider community in the limelight, this time Blue Diamond Society is organizing 6th International LGBTI Pride Festival on August 19, 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal with Support from UNDP under Global Fund MSA program , Royal Norwegian Embassy and Open Society Foundation.