8th Intl Folk Festival from March 2

Kathmandu, Feb 8: The 8th edition of International Folk Festival is going to take place in Nepal from March 2-11 this year.

Unlike in the past, the Festival will be organized in various places in mofussil as the festival was merely capital city centric earlier, shared organizer Everest Nepal Culture Group (ENCP).
In a press meet organized here today, ENCP President Ramchandra Koirala informed that the audiences in Lalitpur, Banepa in Kavrepalanchowk, Trishuli in Nuwakot, Dhandingbesi in Dhading and Pokhara among others places outside the Kathmandu valley would also get to watch the festival.
More than 180 artistes from various seven countries, including India, Bangladesh, Mexico, Estonia and Indonesia would feature their respective cultural performances during the event.
The artistes would also march in hiking in their respective national costumes in many places in and out of the Kathmandu Valley, it was shared.
In addition, cultural performances by foreigner artists will be organized in various schools in the vicinity of the Kathmandu Valley.
The festival not only aims to promote the cultural aspects of Nepal in the international arena but also disseminate the message that Nepal is safe for tourism, added Koirala.
Also, speaking at the press meet, senior folk singer Narayan Rayamajhi argued that such cultural festival should also be organized under initiation of the government.
ENCG has been organizing international folk festival in the gap of every two years in Nepal since 2002.