Changa Chait

Colorful kites and voices shouting out 'Changa Chait' fill the days during the festival.

Dashain is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese of all caste and creed throughout the country. Flying kites have been a very important part of celebrating Dasain in the country, as it is considered to be one way of reminding God not to send rain anymore. During the festival, people of all ages fly kites from their roofs. Colorful kites and voices shouting out 'Changa Chait' (this phrase is usually used when one cuts the other person's kite string) fill the days during the festival.