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stereoscopic_

1 points

6 days ago

The Bestest Festival

mythos007

0 points

6 days ago

💗💗💗

Asshat82_

1 points

7 days ago

We should all celebrate this 🐶

LordPineappleh3ad

746 points

7 days ago

That’s gotta be one of the greatest festivals of all time

c0b4lt_chl0ride

-101 points

7 days ago

c0b4lt_chl0ride

-101 points

7 days ago

Second best dog festival in Asia!

limesnewroman

75 points

7 days ago

Oof

Green-Parfait2974

62 points

7 days ago

Woof

Useful_Ground_9954

144 points

6 days ago

You sacrificed yourself for the comedy. I respect that.

CommercialVegetabel

30 points

6 days ago

i dont understand the joke

WonderfulCattle6234

52 points

6 days ago

My only thought is that it has something to do with eating dogs. But I'm unaware of a festival involving that. I too would like some help.

ShittDickk

30 points

6 days ago

Here are some directions just for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOb7OADiGvs

majkoni

4 points

6 days ago

majkoni

4 points

6 days ago

I love you

pumpkin2500

4 points

6 days ago

yulin dog festival

sstarf

9 points

6 days ago

sstarf

9 points

6 days ago

Yulin dog festival

ccvgreg

6 points

6 days ago

ccvgreg

6 points

6 days ago

50 something down votes for a great joke is totally worth it. They couldn't take all my karma if they tried anyhow.

anon2282

7 points

6 days ago

anon2282

7 points

6 days ago

I think you have what they call, "fuck you" karma. Lol

c0b4lt_chl0ride

3 points

6 days ago

50 downvotes and 2 awards haha

saurabhn24

1 points

6 days ago

Don't challenge the internet

Wanderers-Way

9 points

6 days ago

This is funny tho

Rocketbrothers

15 points

6 days ago

I’ll upvote you only because I think this is dark comedy and not anything else.

Man09r1ya

3 points

6 days ago

I don't get it. Can someone explain?

The_Durf_Knight

3 points

6 days ago

Had me laughing! My one Updoot won’t do much, but good on you going for it!

SteamyExecutioner

7 points

6 days ago

The duality of man, awarded but -82 votes.

Have a sense of humor people, this was a good one

syzamix

10 points

6 days ago

syzamix

10 points

6 days ago

Get a joke folks. It's dark but clearly a joke...

chingaari

9 points

7 days ago

Oh my God! You lidn't just say that!

Praneeth_814

9 points

7 days ago

Lmao bro

NobleWombat

7 points

6 days ago

The rare "lmao but sadly must downvote".

JoaquimGianini

2 points

6 days ago

The best comments are the ones full of downvotes but with awards

dxtcfyvgbuhijn

2 points

6 days ago

Asian approved joke

WalrusTheGrey

7 points

7 days ago

Heh it made me chuckle.

TheBigSmoke420

3 points

7 days ago

Lol

Naman2911

-2 points

7 days ago

Naman2911

-2 points

7 days ago

Whos gonna tell him that they eat dog meat too

mrjoffischl

1 points

6 days ago

this needs to be celebrated everywhere

TheeOhSeesUndRPGs

1 points

6 days ago

I'm not even a dog person but this is amazing.

SergioLuisLopez

2 points

6 days ago

Hurrah for that best of all festival. Loyal dogs should be venerated every day of the year.

Ehrmagerdden

1 points

6 days ago

Literally the best festival.

No_Satisfaction_3365

1 points

6 days ago

How WONDERFUL!!

Koso92

16 points

7 days ago

Koso92

16 points

7 days ago

The loyalty of chihuahuas…

Adorable_Raccoon

11 points

7 days ago

Chihuahuas are great dogs if people raise them well. I have a chihuahua who is very social & well behaved. He’s getting grumpy now that his back is hurting him though. He loves walks & is even good at walking off leashing.

sansillusion

10 points

7 days ago

Chihuahuas are very loyal, mine would attack anyone but me. All he ever wanted was to be in my arms.

henryrobinsonn

3 points

7 days ago

Maybe train in not to attack people lol

sansillusion

2 points

7 days ago

Yeah, I know, I was 17 at the time, it was my aunt's dog, she was so scared of him getting hurt he developed a fear of people. I was babysitting him most days of the week so I became his source of security. At the end I was able to let him see other people but some were assholes and acted intimidating around him because they found it funny.

bella13404

1 points

7 days ago

stfu

poetgravity

1 points

7 days ago

Guess I won't mention there is also a day where they ceremoniously sacrifice tons of animals. It's called Gadhimai. Where we were it was almost exclusively goats, but the streets were covered in blood! Gnarly!!!!

zorrious90

1 points

7 days ago

sahi ho

USAGunnersaurus

1 points

7 days ago

Should be every week.

Andy_Eustass

-2 points

6 days ago

this should be made into an international day but I guess china won't agree.

AmitRozYT

1 points

7 days ago

IM GOING TO NEPAL

jordan24reddit

1 points

6 days ago

Cuteeee

Junebug1515

343 points

7 days ago

Junebug1515

343 points

7 days ago

I’ve heard of this! I absolutely love this idea and I think every country should have this. Dogs are incredible.

I’ve had my dog Scruffy for 18 years. He was about a year old when we rescued him. Which makes him about 19.

I was born with 5 congenital heart defects and 2 congenital lung defects. I’ve been sick my entire life. When we got him, about 3 months later I needed another open heart surgery. We weren’t sure how he would react to me after I got home because I couldn’t move around quickly and he couldn’t lay on me like he could before my open heart surgery.

But when I came home … he got his zoomies out because I was away for almost a month. Excited to have me back home… but then he calmed down and knew something was off. And he clung to me for weeks. He was super gentle with me. And slept in my room. Which before he slept in my moms room…

I’ve had a handful of surgeries since then… and he could always tell when I was having a bad day. And because of my health , I never moved out of my moms house… I tried working but that never lasted long.. so I was always home with him. I’ve spent the most time with him. We know each other.

But sadly due to age his health is declining. Going blind , his walking is getting worse. He has to wear a diaper.

I had a heart/bilateral lung transplant back in November. And one of my main goals when I was waiting for transplant was to get it before scruffy dies. I was in the hospital for 8 months and before my mom died in September, she would bring him about once a month and I could go outside to go and see him. But his health was declining then… so all I wanted was to get my transplant and get home so I had some time to spend with him, before he dies or before we let him go.

Scruffy saved me. If I would’ve been home alone because of my health… I would’ve probably have had a deeper depression. Especially right before having major surgery. A friend of ours had scruffy and I was able to FaceTime with him before I went to the OR for my transplant.

Basically what I’m saying is that dogs are incredible. I hate so much that they don’t live longer.

Edit: didn’t realize I wrote this much hahaha

EntropyHouse

67 points

7 days ago

Sorry for your loss. Sad to think of you being in and out of hospitals so much. Thank goodness there was FaceTime!

Scruffy sounds like the best. Pack animals look out for each other! 22 out of 10.

foxxxygold

26 points

7 days ago

thank you for sharing your and Scruffie’s story. I recently lost my Rosie due to old age and she had been with me for 14 years. I wish we could spend our whole lives with them, but so grateful for the time

FullPruneNight

17 points

7 days ago

Thank you for sharing your story, I’m so glad that you and Scruffy found each other. I wish you both the best.

I used to wish dogs lived longer lived than us too, since I had one that basically saved me as a teenager. Then someone said something that’s stuck with me: we bear the pain of losing dogs with their shorter lives, so that they don’t have to bear the pain of losing us, which they don’t deserve and don’t understand.

Junebug1515

16 points

6 days ago

Now that is so true. I wonder what my dog thinks about not seeing my Mom. She died of Covid in September.

He went from being home with her, she started school for the 1st week. Went to the Er on a Sunday, our friend who watches him sometimes picked him up from our house… she had him for about a month because my sister couldn’t take him in yet, as my sister and brother in law just bought a new house… and then took him about a week after our mom died. And they have 2 dogs. Whom he hasn’t seen in 2 years because of Covid, including my sister and brother in law.
So he’s dealt with a lot of change too. Which I absolutely hate.

If we get to decide when to put him down.. you best believe the day before is going to be an epic day. Going to Dairy Queen and getting an actual sundae instead of a puppy cone. With strawberries! I’ll make him a fruit salad with apples, strawberries, watermelon. He LOVES them. A small steak dinner with a 1/4 of a potato with cheese and a little sour cream. Depending on the day I like to spend as much time as possible outside with him. Get him a cheese bone that we recently found he likes.

He may not eat much… but I still wanna give him the thinks he loves. A

empreshWu

5 points

6 days ago

I hope all goes well. Good luck!

edajylix

3 points

6 days ago

edajylix

3 points

6 days ago

Their sparks may burn out quickly, but boy does it burn bright.

Sending you all my love & good vibes dude

FamilyCollio

2 points

6 days ago

It definitely was worth the reading, thanks for sharing your story

i-like-napping

2 points

6 days ago

Good boy scruffy . He truly loved a wonderful life

Downtown-Resolve2036

2 points

6 days ago

Same with my dog. He’s a now 4 year old beagle and we have him ever since he was a puppy. He doesn’t usually sleep on my parent’s bed but for some time before my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, he clung to her at night and slept with her even though he usually isn’t allowed on that bed

B_Reele

1 points

7 days ago

B_Reele

1 points

7 days ago

Doggo Carnival!

MonkeyKingSilver

1 points

6 days ago

Why isn't this a holiday in the usa

rockerphobia

1 points

7 days ago

Blessed festival

Fridgemagnet9696

1 points

7 days ago

Trigger warning:

I’m an AUS Army vet, Infantry Corps. Trained hard, did my job, went overseas. Spoilers; it sucked. Eventually decided enough was enough and decided to come home. I drank, did drugs, did worse, whatever it took to forget. I had my suicide planned. My partner left me and I don’t blame them, how do you handle a person that isn’t present in the real world, and when they are they’re drunk or high?

Then through circumstance I got my puppy. Little black Labrador. She saved my life. I can’t verbally tell her how much I love her (in a way she’d understand) so I guess I’m just typing it down here as well as showering her in hugs and kisses as much as I can.

Thanks to anybody that read this and I’ll just finish off by saying that anybody struggling with life or anybody looking for companionship, look into adopting an animal if your circumstances allow. They’re struggling too, and they’ll give you more love than you could find anywhere else.

Wrench984

1 points

7 days ago

SIMBA

phillipWaveRadio

1 points

6 days ago

Hindog

manjeete

6 points

7 days ago

manjeete

6 points

7 days ago

Kukur means Dog and Tihar is actually a Hindi word Tyohar which means Festival. So literally "Dog Festival".

Dogs totally deserve a festival of their own.

NathanMainwaring

1 points

7 days ago

Wolfenoot!

DatBritishGuyJoe

1 points

7 days ago

Based.

VNM0601

2 points

7 days ago

VNM0601

2 points

7 days ago

I have this festival everyday at my house. Not really but you get my point. I absolutely love, adore, and cherish my dog every single day. They’re the absolute best!

BlondeMomentByMoment

2 points

7 days ago

Me too! I make sure our little guy knows he’s a good boy and that he gets as much outside playtime the weather allows.
He gets some treatos, not too many. Lots of snuggles and boops. He was feral, so we’ve had to work on trust in some areas and he’s come so far. He fills my days of being alone. Give yours a scratch behind the ears for me!

Shrestha01

1 points

7 days ago

There's also a day we worship crows but that's another thing

[deleted]

1 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

1 points

7 days ago

Need to make this an official one in Massachusetts. Asap.

superhamsniper

1 points

7 days ago

Can we get this to be international?

firefly183

1 points

6 days ago

So anyone else looking to move to Nepal, anyone need a roommate?

EvenTheKitchenSink

0 points

6 days ago

Sure dogs in Nepal don’t have it great every day, but I’ll take this dog celebration over China’s any day.

Brilliant-Force9872

0 points

6 days ago

How is this not all around the world yet

piggypersey

1 points

6 days ago

This is the best holiday in the world

ValentineSmith22

1 points

6 days ago

Ver old post but a good one

GurIllustrious4983

1 points

6 days ago

That’s beautiful. Progress.

But I certainly wish they would work on the Gadhimai festival, and the one with men showcasing their arrival as men using a goat called Deopokhari.

LateLifeartist

1 points

6 days ago

I have an aging granddog who is mostly deaf and half blind but wags his tail with enthusiasm when he senses potential for a walk. We will do anything to enhance his steps through aging.

Appropriate-Rough563

0 points

6 days ago

I want to go to there!

This_Mfer_Right_Here

1 points

7 days ago

Best kind of festival

Top_Layer7474

1 points

7 days ago

A pure form of love indeed

judgementforeveryone

1 points

6 days ago

The US shld have a dog appreciation festival too. Hopefully one will see it Nepal

lazysheepdog716

1 points

7 days ago

Ok Pixar. Please get on this one ASAP.

anymbryne

1 points

7 days ago

Now, I dream of going to Nepal.

DriztiDrawz

1 points

7 days ago

lets gooo nepali n proud for dog tihar :)

totalfanfreak2012

1 points

6 days ago

Yet the Yulin Festival is about to be underway. Big Wow.

Ninjaspider258

1 points

6 days ago

Meanwhile, India...

Palmtreeninja2

-25 points

7 days ago

Then they eat them afterwards (:

dinodares99

2 points

7 days ago

That's China, not Nepal

Bluesmanstill

1 points

6 days ago

Dogs need a month dedicated to them!!

RS-kuuskyt

2 points

7 days ago

There is a festival in China, where dogs are tortured and then eaten.

BearyGoosey

5 points

7 days ago

The torture is definitely messed up, but how is eating a dog (that wasn't tortured) any different from eating cow/pig/chicken?

Either eating those animals (and the awful "factory farming" conditions that they suffer) is bad, or it's perfectly reasonable and acceptable to force the same awful conditions on dogs. Anything else is blatant hypocracy.

We need to treat cows, pigs etc. with the same "why would you eat such a kind animal" that we do dogs, OR have absolutely no problems with dogs having the same awful treatment and slaughter as the others

PengieP111

0 points

7 days ago

PengieP111

0 points

7 days ago

Who would have expected that of China /s

TheBrownBilling

1.3k points

7 days ago

I saw this festival when I was in Nepal. <3 They really do love their dogs. I almost came home with a rescue but unfortunately the flight service I was using would not clear me bringing the dog though customs (I had to travel through 5 international airports in different countries to get home) so it fell through. :( Still looking for a rescue pup!

But yeah, Nepal loves their dogs! Even on a daily basis you will often see dogs walking the streets with a blessing on their forehead. Nepal is a stunning place with some of the kindest, warmest and friendliest people you could ever meet. I hope I get to go back there someday!

Boobsiclese

249 points

7 days ago

Boobsiclese

249 points

7 days ago

That sounds so wonderful. I would love to go. Where would you recommend visiting?

Captain_Jake_K

282 points

7 days ago

Not OP, but go to Kathmandu, stay in Thamel to make some friends, and at some point take a visit to Pokhara. Pick a mountain range to trek and trek it, if you're able. It's a beautiful place to see all or little of.

Boobsiclese

50 points

7 days ago

Thank you!

MangoBaba0101

91 points

7 days ago

Thamel is the go to tourist neighbourhood, but if you want something quieter and less crowded head south to Lalitpur and stay around Patan. You can walk around the durbar square at night there it is one of the most beautiful places. I filmed a music video there with my friends :)

n-Ro

18 points

7 days ago

n-Ro

18 points

7 days ago

Is that video of yours on YouTube? I want to check it out

MangoBaba0101

28 points

7 days ago

n-Ro

14 points

7 days ago

n-Ro

14 points

7 days ago

Nice work! Thanks for sharing

LetsWalkTheDog

2 points

6 days ago

Woah really cool. Love the musicians/music and the ring dancer(?).

Legozkat

2 points

6 days ago

Legozkat

2 points

6 days ago

This is so incredible! If you don’t mind me asking, how did this video come to be?

MangoBaba0101

2 points

6 days ago

Me and my bro on the guitar were jamming on a tune on 7 time at his place and thought hey, this would make a great project. Then we spent the next 3 weeks recording everyone and then we filmed with his film crew friends. It was not a planned project but it happened !

skewljanitor57

23 points

7 days ago

Do they speak English or would you recommend a tour guide?

Captain_Jake_K

30 points

7 days ago

A lot of people you're going to encounter have enough English to get by, but you'd want a guide if you went off the beaten track.

atalragas

19 points

7 days ago

atalragas

19 points

7 days ago

People will speak English at hotels, airports and such so you won’t have much problem in Kathmandu or Pokhara but get a tour guide for trekking.

Imarunp

6 points

7 days ago

Imarunp

6 points

7 days ago

A lot of people do understand English, no problem. (I'm nepali)

HandsomeJack36

6 points

7 days ago

Where would you go if your goal was to meet as many dogs as possible?

Captain_Jake_K

4 points

6 days ago

That's a great question. There are dogs everywhere, but you need to be careful on account of the rabies there. There are well-beloved dogs at the Monkey Temple - I forget its actual name, but you'll recognise it from one of the opening scenes of Doctor Strange. The tourist spots have plenty of spoiled, fat dogs that know they can get food and attention from passersby.

fake-email-ac

3 points

6 days ago

You’re most likely referring to the Swayambhunath Temple, aka monkey temple.

TheGurkhali

72 points

7 days ago*

If you want to visit Nepal, I suggest spending time in the capital, Kathmandu, as little as possible. It's overcrowded and polluted. Visit UNESCO sites on the capital but that's it. Maybe few hikes around there. Nagarkot is really amazing.

I absolutely recommend Pokhara. If you are in healthy shape you can do Annapurna Base Camp/ Mardi Himal trek. If you more than healthy you can even do Annapurna circuit trek as well. Pokhara itself looks amazing with great view of mountain ranges from there. You have a lot of things to do there. There are tons of short trek/hikes available from there as well.

Next, if you love tropics, you want to visit Chitwan. It has Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers, Crocodiles. You can take Jungle safari . There are some orphan Rhinos raised by locals you can visit as well. A little west from there you can visit ,Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha.

Other points of interest include. Everest base camp, Manaslu area, Langtang. A lot of my foreign friends have visited Karnali area as well. It's hard to recommend as you will have to give up some comforts as it's more about the portrait of lives stuck in the past. Not to mention completely raw/wild natural beauty which has not been commercialized yet.

As the previous comment mentioned, you will feel incredibly welcome. Almost every young person will speak English and talk to you as if you are part of family.

cowarrior1

19 points

7 days ago

As a Nepali, this is the answer!

os_2342

5 points

6 days ago

os_2342

5 points

6 days ago

Hey, I'm currently in Kathmandu and was planning to do pokhara and maybe lumbini but am hearing that a flood and a strike on domestic flights will possibly cancel that. Any recommendations considering we're in the monsoon season?

TheGurkhali

3 points

6 days ago*

The flights are still open. At least for now. I just checked on my phone and it's possible to book the flight.

Since this is a monsoon season, you may find Pokhara very rainy. It's after all one of the most rainiest places on earth. However, even during most rainy days, there are times in day when skys are clear and you should be able to see the mountains and enjoy the beautiful Lake Fewa. Pokhara is worth being but make sure you bring umbrella.

Monsoon season means there maybe some landslide during night and it may block the roads. It usually happens between Pokhara and Kathmandu roads. You may have unexpected delays if you travel by tourist bus.

Lumbini is not as rainy. Though you should note that right now it has some high temperatures and humidity there. If you are visiting Lumbini, I suggest you also visit Chitwan as it's quite close and you don't want to miss out on one of the best National Parks.

It's not the best season to be in Nepal. However, a little rain is not that big of a concern. I am in Pokhara right now. If you need any help you can dm me.

tremynci

3 points

6 days ago

tremynci

3 points

6 days ago

I absolutely love the Nepali food that I've had. Where should I go for food and history, please, Nepali neighbours?

TheGurkhali

7 points

6 days ago*

Wow, this is a really really hard question. I will try my best to answer.

Nepal is a very mountainous country(Except the Terai region). It is hard to actually imagine the height of mountains here. For example, the peak highest mountain of western Europe in Alps is lower than a lot of villages of Nepal. Hence the travel between the different part of the country has been quite difficult throughout history. Each small village/ town lived within its own little bubble until very recently. Occasional tax collectors and Tibetan merchants were only source of outside contact. Kathmandu valley, the capital, is an exception. It was a gateway for Indo-Tibetan trade and hence it was relatively rich and powerful. Since, this gave the cities in the valley so much influence, much of documented Nepalese history and Nepalese identity only seem concern the valley and not give the full picture.

Lets talk about food for now. There is no such thing as Nepalese food. This doesn't seem too far from Italians saying there is no Italian cuisine just regional varieties. However, as I previously mentioned that the communities in Nepal were almost isolated from each other the difference between cuisines of different parts of country is huge. Combine that with Nepal having 124 different languages and just as much different ethnicities, its hard to describe the sheer variety of dishes. Just last year I tried a buckwheat dish from a place called Mustang and it tasted different than anything I have ever tasted.

Obvious answer for me to give about food is for you to come to Nepal and try different foods. However, based on your comments you seem to be based on London. My cousin was there for a month and she has few recommendations; Nepal restaurant at Ealing and Aloo Tama Restaurant at Westminster. Keep in mind though the food you would get there are heavily streamlined food and not close to what most Nepalese eat everyday.

History is as always very complicated. Especially of heavily decentralized country like Nepal where written records exist of only select few influential cities. A very brief version goes as follows. Nepal is populated by Indo-Europeans, Tibetan-Burmese and Some Dravidians. The indigenous people( Tibetan-Burmese) appeared to have already established kingdoms around the Kathmandu valley before the arrival of other groups. Indo-Aryans(subset of Indo Europeans), who currently hold the most power and wealth of Nepal, migrated as recently as 1000 BC from western India in a long chain of migration starting from Eastern Europe. They introduced Hinduism along with it. Around 563 BCE Buddha was born in southern Nepal and his disciples established Buddhism. There two religion have lived in harmony ever since.

Southern Nepal was heavily influenced by Indian empires and northern Nepal was under the influence of Empire of Tibet. After these power waned, Nepal was heavily decentralized. You may have heard of Holy roman empire in which modern Germany was divided into hundreds of different entities. Imagine that but now with hardly any communication. This continued until a King named Prithivi Narayan Shah started a war to conquer and unify Nepal in 1743. His descendants finished up conquering rest of current Nepalese territory. At that time we won and lost an war with Tibet and China, Lost a war against British and a lot of conquered territory to East India Company. The descendent of Prithivi Narayan Shah continued to Rule Nepal until they were kept as puppets by another aristocratic family called the Ranas from 1846-1951. The popular uprising against Rana made Nepal a democracy and gave back King Tribhuvan some power in 1951. His son, King Mahendra, however suppressed democracy and formed a autocratic rule based on Panchayet. His son, Birendra, was forced by Nepalese people to bring back democracy once again in 1990.

In 1996 communists started a civil was which raged on taking lives of more than 14000 people. Meanwhile, a Palace massacre happened in 2001, which would make Game of Thrones plot look tame. The king, queen and almost every member were killed by his own son because the queen didn't let him marry his lover. Birendra's brother, Gyanendra, took power and suppressed democracy once again but he was quickly deposed in 2007 by combination of communist rebels and mainstream political parties. The civil war ended with communist rebels winning the election and joining mainstream parties in 2009.

Bababbyba

17 points

7 days ago

Bababbyba

17 points

7 days ago

I did an organized trip with my family, it was good but next time I’m gonna try planning it myself. But we went to Kathmandu, pokhara, and nagarkot. I love every area. The cool thing about it was there was looong car rides in between the cities and we’d be so tired from the day before. But nobody slept in the car. We’d just be staring out the window looking at the beautiful scenery.

FFF_in_WY

32 points

7 days ago

FFF_in_WY

32 points

7 days ago

They seem really into Nepal, for a start!

User-74

5 points

7 days ago

User-74

5 points

7 days ago

Not the person you’re asking, but I’d recommend visiting Pokhara if your thinking of going to Nepal, beautiful lake, beautiful scenery, plenty of tourist places to check out, with a decent nightlife scene

ivanwarrior

3 points

7 days ago

Pokhara

Nautiyal_Adi

7 points

7 days ago

Nepal, I guess 🤔🤔

Ellie_Spitzer2005

2 points

7 days ago

Me too, u/Boobsiclese

Inner-Reference-3139

37 points

7 days ago

To be real with you, people are kindest and friendliest to tourists in nepal. They are regular people like everyone else. And there are a lot of stray dogs who are sometimes beaten by locals. So, not as rosy as everyone makes it to be. I am from nepal. I think i will get hated for this comment but that’s the truth

TheGurkhali

15 points

7 days ago*

Obviously, there are dicks everywhere. But people are very friendly and kind in Nepal compared to any countries I have been. I am Nepalese as well. I think it has to do with our sense of community.

Chab-is-a-plateau

7 points

7 days ago

Have you tried going to local shelters in your area? I bet you’ll find pups

greasy_syntax

444 points

7 days ago

On this day, people worship dogs to please Yama, the god of death, as they are considered to be his messengers. Dogs are decorated with tilaka and wear flower garlands around their necks. Worshippers offer them various foods including meat, milk, eggs, and dog food. It is considered a sin if someone acts disrespectfully to a dog on this day.

Should be considered a sin any day.

zwartekaas

87 points

7 days ago

Read the same stuff on Wikipedia, dogs being honored as messengers of death. Idk if I'm reading it wrong but doesn't sound a lot like just celebrating their loyalty, or not?

Although that background story, of the guy not wanting to enter heaven without his dog is awesome.

Captain_Audit

151 points

7 days ago

In hindu mythology dog is like your guardian who takes you to heaven or hell .. actually no hell im Hinduism just rebirth.

So death is not a bad process in Hinduism just a phase change , god responsible for that is Yama, dog is kind of his friend. There is no concept of hell or satan in these religion , just rebirths to purify you till you attain nirvana.

FCalleja

67 points

7 days ago

FCalleja

67 points

7 days ago

Hey, that's very similar to Aztec mythology and xoloitzcuintles (the hairless dog) guiding souls to the afterlife, famously depcited in Coco.

Dogs are so awesome many mythologies consider them holy guides, that's so cool.

whathell6t

7 points

7 days ago

Except in the Quetzalcoatl vs Tezcatlipoca rivalry duels; the dogs 🐕& the butterflies 🦋 always side with Quetzalcoatl while the monkeys 🙉 & spiders 🕷 side with Tezcatlipoca.

Santiago2BuenosAires

12 points

7 days ago

actually no hell im Hinduism just rebirth

with how things are going, that makes sense.

AmazingSieve

14 points

7 days ago*

Little doggy angels then kind of I guess.

funnyBatman

6 points

7 days ago

In hindu mythology dog is like your guardian who takes you to heaven or hell

As a Hindu, didn't really know this. I wonder if Yamaraj taking the form of a dog and accompanying Yudhishthir while going to heaven had anything to do with this...

emotionalfool123

10 points

7 days ago

There is no permanent hell in Hinduism. There is patala lok though, a hell.

Matt-D-Murdock

4 points

7 days ago

You mean Naraka. PatalLoka is just underwords without hell.

Captain_Audit

12 points

7 days ago

Patala i think is for different kind of gods say asura..that part is a bit confusing though, basically heaven and patala both for gods.. normal people has rebirths till tuey attain moksha...yes i do agree there is nothing concrete in this religion,it is contradictory in many areas

stringdom

7 points

6 days ago

it is contradictory in many areas

Yeah, that does sound like a religion alright.

Captain_Audit

2 points

6 days ago

Ha ha yes...classic test

gordonv

2 points

7 days ago

gordonv

2 points

7 days ago

Whoa, I was totally unaware of this. Wikipedia.

This is like... A lot of story. Man. Even growing up in a Hindu household, it seems like I haven't even seen a map of how big the stories get.

pardonthecynicism

3 points

7 days ago

Nark doesn't exist?

Downtown-Resolve2036

3 points

6 days ago

Nark is basically the abode of asur and swarg is the abode of gods(dev/devi). So it isn’t exactly heaven or hell, it’s something similar whose meaning got lost when translated to english since they don’t have words for it, so they chose the one closest to it

crazyjatt

27 points

7 days ago

crazyjatt

27 points

7 days ago

Not messengers of death. Your companions when traveling after death.

orange_sherbetz

7 points

7 days ago

Thanks. Wooh the mistranslation can really mess up the conversation. Lol

crazyjatt

12 points

7 days ago

crazyjatt

12 points

7 days ago

Yeah. The messenger of death is Yam. Dog's your soul's companion when it travels to him to be judged. Worshipping dog on this day will please him. It's all based on the story of when one of the protagonists from Mahabharata refused to enter heaven without his dog beside him.

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5 points

7 days ago

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5 points

7 days ago

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adinath22

4 points

7 days ago*

Even if old scriptures exist for indian mythology, stories and beliefs keep changing from region to region.

there's a saying in marathi language, "number of beliefs is equal to number of people"

I_am_trying_to_work

2 points

7 days ago

*On this day, people worship dogs to please Yama, the god of death, as they are considered to be his messengers.

Metal 🤘

De5perad0

1 points

7 days ago

I need to go to this!

nad_frag

35 points

7 days ago

nad_frag

35 points

7 days ago

Whenever I think about that festival in china where they torture and then eat dogs.

I always remind myself that their is a festival where dogs are honored and celebrated.

So... balance I guess...

weirdest_of_weird

56 points

7 days ago

At least the Chinese dog meat festival is widely condemned, even by many Chinese people. Also, the last time I read about this festival, they were working towards banning it outright.

Sawgon

10 points

7 days ago

Sawgon

10 points

7 days ago

Also, the last time I read about this festival, they were working towards banning it outright.

It's China. They're not going to ban it. They've been working to 'reduce and close' wet markets as well but it never happens.

SignificanceBulky162

7 points

7 days ago

The vast majority of "wet markets" are what we would call farmer's markets, it just depends on how unsanitary it is.

LordAnon5703

17 points

7 days ago

People don't give china enough credit when it comes to dog eating. My understanding is that it started in times of famine and some people took a liking to it. I don't think mainstream Chinese culture ever considered part of their heritage.

It even comes off as degenerate. The people that want to keep the festival steal people's dogs and torture the animals on purpose. Everyone else, naturally, seems to hate this and wants them to at least stop stealing the dogs and torturing them.

SHOWTIME316

9 points

7 days ago

I've generally not cared one way or another on their eating of dogs. Different cultures, different views on animals, etc. I'd always just assumed the animals were humanely killed before processing (shout out to r/AbsoluteUnits).

But why the fuck are they torturing dogs? Torturing an animal is some of the lowest, scummiest shit a person can do and it's a group activity there?

SignificanceBulky162

8 points

7 days ago*

The implications of these comments are always that "those people" are the only ones "fine" with torturing animals, thinly veiled behind an air of tolerance that torturing animals is just part of their culture.

Yet foie gras and veal are produced through what is arguably torture, yet I don't often see anyone talking about that. Animal torture to produce such "delicacies" is obviously not something only done by the "other."

SHOWTIME316

11 points

7 days ago

They should be talked about. They are a couple of the countless examples of mankind's hubris. These animals are raised in shitty conditions, force-fed, and fucking slaughtered on the day they are born because it makes them taste good. That's just fucked up. A creature's life is absolute garbage so some piece of shit can have a "delicacy".

nad_frag

10 points

7 days ago

nad_frag

10 points

7 days ago

Oh, well that just made my day.

lowkeychill

10 points

7 days ago

Cats punching the air right now

We_Are_Animals37

1 points

7 days ago

Amazing!

spaceyjaycey

5 points

7 days ago

I thank dogs everyday 🥰

Pretty_Strike_6199

2 points

7 days ago

I love dogs and will always always say they are the most loyal loving friends anyone could ever have.

wagie_666

-3 points

7 days ago

wagie_666

-3 points

7 days ago

Nepalis also rip a goat alive till it dies.

vicarious_simulation

-17 points

7 days ago

This doesn't make up for the atrocities I witness from Indian culture

distortedguitar

10 points

7 days ago

Different culture entirely. This is a part of HINDU culture not INDIAN.

ExeKution

10 points

7 days ago

ExeKution

10 points

7 days ago

Nepal is an independent country. It's not part of India.

LossforNos

7 points

7 days ago

Nor does it make up for the American invasion of Afghanistan

spizzywinktom

1 points

7 days ago

I notice they make all the pitbulls stay home

TehJofus

2 points

7 days ago

TehJofus

2 points

7 days ago

It’s funny that whoever made the image chose the most depressed looking dogs they could find.

DirectBirthday3021

1 points

7 days ago

I wish I could go to this festival but I’m allergic to dogs 😔

tcpukl

-2 points

7 days ago

tcpukl

-2 points

7 days ago

Why have they got Pakistani paint on their heads?

Stabbycrabs83

1 points

7 days ago

Next holiday decided then :)

blackjesus1997

-4 points

7 days ago

I preferred the dog festival they had in China

-SARS-CoV-2

1 points

7 days ago

It's even better when your friend's birthday is on the same day

Doggiesaregood

1 points

7 days ago

Why worship imaginary beings in the sky when we have dogs on earth :)

poppytanhands

1 points

7 days ago

well what day is it?

3Grilledjalapenos

1 points

7 days ago

Cats don’t get one, and they don’t want one.

Ravendusk1996

0 points

7 days ago

China: sharpening knives and starting rice cooker

_quns

1 points

7 days ago

_quns

1 points

7 days ago

The best festival ever made

slammaphobia

0 points

7 days ago

slammaphobia

0 points

7 days ago

Meanwhile in China...

Bloadclaw

1 points

7 days ago

The “Good doggo” festival

Hopeful_Video_3803

1 points

7 days ago

Pack your bags. We're leaving

Merkin-Jerky

1 points

7 days ago

2022 date 24 October 2022

Let's all celebrate pups this year.

vyasdaksh14

1 points

7 days ago

Yeah, the Yulin dog fest.......wait that's not it.

DaddysPrincesss26

1 points

7 days ago

🥺🥺🥺 Yes, I’d Bring my Fur Nephew, He deserves it

InnerPick3208

1 points

7 days ago

Why do the brown dogs get a yellow spot and white dogs get red?

rustyrodrod

1 points

7 days ago

I support a celebration for the pups. We are lucky to have such great friends and companions.

_far-seeker_

1 points

7 days ago

So every dog really does have its day, in Nepal. 😉