On 8 October, Nepalese people were celebrating the Dashain Festival. In Nepal, the Dashain is the most notable festival, lasting for 15 days. During the festival, people celebrate the victory of the good over the evil. Relatives often put a tika – a mixture of red Vermilion, yogurt, and rice – on the forehead of their children to bless them.
On October 30, Nepalese people were celebrating Bhai Tika, the last and most important day of the Tihar festival. It is the festival of lights, and diyas (oil lamps usually made of clay) are lit everywhere in Nepal during the night. Moreover, during Bhai Tika, brotherhood is being celebrated. Siblings put a tika on their brother’s foreheads to bless them with a long life and to thank them for the protection they provide.