Saturday, 26 July 2014

Kirat Yakthung Chumlung 2014

Is it just me or does everyone else also feel like there's been a  phenomenal speed in time? It has already been a year since my first post about Yakthung Chunglung. 

As this is a yearly event in the Nepalese community, I was reluctant to attend but my parents insisted with all their lectures about “This is our culture and we should keep it alive for generations.. etc. etc.” (I think lots of Nepalese can relate to this). So, I decided to attended with the thought of creating a new post. Compared to last year, more people showed up, a much more variety of food were served with some authentic alcoholic beverages (Toungbaaa; I personally recommend this) as well. It was a colourful event with most people wearing authentic attires in this scorching heat, dancing and singing with their relatives and friends whom they hardly get to meet. I have to say, it was livelier than last year. 

Summer events without BBQ is unacceptable.

This is the alcoholic beverage Toungbaaa. Straw used for suction, tastes sweet! And of course, gives you a good buzz. Hahahaha :) 

Demonstration of the traditional Limbu dance where people play the drums in a certain tempo (also called dhool) and dance in a circle. This group was practising for a competition. 

Limbu dress and ornaments.

Protecting against the heat with some umbrellas.

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