Explore unusual facts and quirky tidbits that give a wonderful, insider's view of Nepal, including topics such as lifestyle, religion, festivals, the arts, and more.
» Corporal punishment is common in Nepal, to the chagrin of most Westerners. Failure to obey a parent, teacher, or other figure of authority can result in slaps, stiff beatings, or loss of meals.
» During the festival of Teej, women are relieved of their household chores for three days. The men in their families will cook, wash dishes, do laundry, feed the animals, and do whatever else needs to be done. The women will fast, gather with their friends to sing and dance, and worship at the temple.
» It is very common in Nepal to rinse the mouth and gargle after eating. This is done for cleaning purposes and to remove the odor and taste of the food eaten. It is a remnant of the days before the notion of dental hygiene developed in the country.