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» Bagh chal is a traditional Nepali board game which involves skill, cunning, and a great deal of strategy and planning. One player controls four tigers, while the other controls 20 goats. The goats' objective is to surround and block the tigers in order to avoid being eaten by them. Conversely, the tigers attempt to eat the goats by jumping over them.
» The kitchen is sacred in a Nepali household and outsiders are only very rarely allowed in. Shoes must always be removed before entering this space. Garbage is never thrown into a fire, as fire is considered holy and should not be polluted.
» Babies get their ears pierced soon after birth because the skin is still thin at that time. Later, at the walking stage, it is believed that making the baby wear thick, heavy anklets will help them to take their first steps.