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Nepal Festival 2018

17 Nov 2018

One Country, Many Stories


Saturday 17 November 2018, 12.00pm - Saturday 17 November 2018, 6.00pm


Aotea Square, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD

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Prayash Chhetri

022 406 9742


Come with your friends and families to Nepal Festival 2018 – a free, friendly and fantastic outdoor festival to showcase Nepal and its diversity of food, art and culture.

Taste authentic Nepalese food, get to know more about Nepalese arts and experience Nepalese culture like never before.

About Nepal Festival

The history of New Zealand and Nepal goes long back, it all started on 29 May 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay ascended the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest, which is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepalese.

The festival takes its inspiration from the long, steady, and friendly relation between these two countries and gives the shape of Nepal Festival 2018, wherein Nepalese Diaspora in New Zealand presents Nepalese Food, Art and Culture to the Aucklanders for the first time in the heart of Auckland – Aotea Square.

The main organising body for this festival is New Zealand Nepal Society Incorporated, which is the largest Nepalese community organisation based in Auckland, with the co-host being the Embassy of Nepal, Canberra, Australia and jointly organised by NRNA New Zealand with the help of all Nepalese communities across New Zealand.

What's in it for you?

It's indeed a great news for food lovers, families, kids, festival goers and anyone who is planning a trip to Nepal, want to dance in Nepalese traditional and contemporary music and enjoy the street style dine – Nepal Festival 2018 has ensured to give you that mini Nepal experience for one day this summer.

It's a free, friendly and fantastic outdoor festival with an objective to showcase Nepal and its diversity of food, art and culture.


Enjoy the varieties of Nepalese flavours from the best in the town local vendors like you have never tasted before.

It's time to explore the real taste of Nepalese cuisines and get to know Nepalese food. Trust us, Nepalese food isn't about momo (someone calls them dumplings but back in Nepal we say loud and clear MOMO).

To give you a hint about what can you expect in food stalls, there will be world-famous Aloo Ko Achar (Spicy Potato Salad) and Sel Roti (rice bread doughnut) combo, sekuwa (meat roasted in natural wood fire prepared in traditional Nepalese style), wai-wai sadheko (google both these terms just to get yourself familiar with Nepalese food) and many more.

Art & culture

Treat yourself with soothing instrumental traditional Nepalese music by none other than Kutumba (the main act), which is an instrumental folk Nepalese band and uses only traditional Nepalese musical instrument.

Not only that the festival presents you traditional and contemporary Nepalese culture in various forms such as dances, acts and others.

Get a first-hand experience of various Nepalese handicrafts and buy your loved ones some authentic Nepalese souvenirs from the stalls.