BATUK celebrate Nepalise festival of Dashain

Dashain celebrations at BATUK
The Dashain celebrations at BATUK. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

Last weekend, the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) celebrated the Nepalise festival of Dashain, led by the Communication Information Systems (CIS) Division. 

Taking place during later September and early October, Dashain is the longest and most auspicious festival in the Bikram Sambat and Nepal Sambat annual calendar, celebrated by Hindu Nepalese people, along with their diaspora throughout the globe. 

It commemorates a great victory of the gods over evil demons and is a fantastic cultural experience.

Dashain celebrations at BATUK
Carved watermelon for the Dashain festivities. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The CIS department took the lead in this celebration through an event that hosted many and was expertly led by Sergeant Ajun Gurung last Saturday.

Dashain celebrations at BATUK
Some of the ladies at the BATUK Dashain celebrations wearing traditional dress. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

According to BATUK’s Facebook page: “The event was highly entertaining from start to finish. One of the highlights, aside from the great curry, was the Khukuri Dance that featured British soldiers alongside their Gurkha comrades.

“The guest of honour, Lt Col Nicholson, said that she had a superb evening and thanked Sgt AJ and his team for an excellent event.”

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