Another unbirthday adventure presented itself in the form of a tika celebration!! I am not from Nepal, nor do I practice the Hindu religion, but I was graciously invited by a good friend to celebrate “Tika” aka Vijaya Dashami. She explained it as “A festival that comes once in a year, its blessing from god and you become fortunate.” The blessings come in the form of tika, a red paste-like substance (placed on the forehead), fruit, and grassy plants tucked behind an ear. The blessings come from the god, Durga (spiritually) and from elders (physically) at a temple or house respectively.

tika banana and me

Tika, grass, banana – YAY! Continue reading “Eat, Dance, Pray – My First Tika”