Mother’s Day saris in Nepal

Red and pink saris worn by married women on Mother's Day in Nepal, 2009.

On Mother’s Day in Nepal, married daughters wear read (or other bright colour close to red) and buy fruit and sweets in the market as well as other presents and go to visit their mothers.

Only mothers with married daughters celebrate Mother’s Day in Nepal!

Although the birth of a son is cause for much more celegration than the birth of a daughter, mothers who have only sons do not
celebrate Mother’s Day, same as mothers of unwed daughters.

More photos from Kathmandu Valley in the Flickr photo set.

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