Asar Pandhra (Asar 15)
Asar Pandhra – Asar 15 is the day also known as Ropaye Festival or dahi-chiura khane din.
It is a special day when farmers of Nepal enjoy agriculture and celebrates by having curd with beaten-rice.
Nepal is an agricultural country. So the month of Asar (June/July) is favourable for paddy cultivation due to rainy season. In this month, farmers are busy with cultivation of rice on hills and plains of Nepal.
Farmers, and literally every Nepalese, consider the day as the day for growing quintal by planting kilos. As food is the most important factor. So people celebrate this day as festival. They go to the paddy field, play with the mud and water and plough the field. Along with this they will eat beaten rice and curd, popularly known as dahi-chiura.
Asare bhaka or Asare jhyaure geet is the famous folk tune/song that is sung in the paddy fields during rice plantation this month. The day is well marked even in the urban cities at least by taking beaten rice with yoghurt.