Dashain also called as Vijaya Dasami or Mohani is the Nepali version of Durga Puja, a 15-day long festival celebrated in South Asia for Shaktism. It is celebrated by Hindus in Nepal and other Nepali people of Sikkim, Assam and Darjeeling district in India and among the Lhotshampa of Bhutan and the Burmese Gurkhas of Myanmar. It is the longest and most anticipated, awaited festival celebrated in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and North Indian hills.
People return from all parts of the world, and country comes to Nepal to celebrate together with their friends and Family. All the government offices, other offices, and educational institutions remain closed during the festival period. The festival falls amidst September – October, starting from the bright lunar fortnight of the month of Ashwin and ending on the full moon. Among the fifteen days on which the festival is celebrated, the most important days are the 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th.