Establishment of Nepal Magar Association: Celebrating the Rich History and Culture of the Magar Community - "Magar Day" Falgun 15
The Magar community is one of the oldest tribal communities in Nepal, with a rich history and culture. Spread across the western Himalayan region of Nepal, the Magars are known for their bravery and contribution to the country. In this article, we will discuss the establishment of the Nepal Magar Association and the significance of "Magar Day".
The History and Culture of Magar Community:
According to historical records, the Magars migrated from Tibet to Sikkim and then slowly entered Nepal. Today, they make up 7.13% of Nepal's total population, making them the third-largest tribal community in the country. The Magars have a rich culture, language, dress, and traditions. They are multi-lingual and multi-cultural, practicing Buddhism as their religion. The linguistic script of the Magar community is called "Akha script", and they speak four different types of local dialects depending on the location.
Celebrating "Magar Day":
To maintain the historical significance of the Magar community, "Magar Day" is celebrated every year on the 15th of Falgun. On this day, people from the Magar community celebrate with various programs for political, social, religious, and cultural upliftment and development. The tradition of celebrating "Magar Day" has served as a source and guide for the entire Magar tribal community to grow together. It gives the community unity, organization, mutual harmony, brotherhood, and solidarity.
Significance of "Magar Day":
Magar Day is celebrated on the 15th of Falgun every year to commemorate the contributions and sacrifices made by the Magar community throughout history. This day is important for several reasons:
Celebrating the Magar Community: Magar Day provides an opportunity for the Magar community to celebrate their culture, traditions, and language. It is a day to showcase the richness of their heritage and to promote unity, brotherhood, and solidarity among the community members.
Political, Social, and Cultural Upliftment: On Magar Day, various programs are organized for political, social, religious, and cultural upliftment and development of the Magar community. These programs focus on safeguarding the rights and interests of the community, protecting and further developing social norms, and finding ways to liberate the most marginalized and discriminated Magars.
Historical Significance: The Magar community has a rich history and has made significant contributions to the development of Nepal. Magar Day serves as a reminder of the community's past and the sacrifices made by its members.
Establishment of Nepal Magar Association: The first national convention of the "Nepal Langhali Family Association" was held in Damauli, Nepal, and later on, the Central Executive Committee passed a proposal to celebrate it on Falgun 15th of every year as "Langhali Day." This day has since been celebrated as "Magar Day" by various Magar associations, including the Nepal Magar Association.
Establishment of Nepal Magar Association:
The Nepal Magar Association and other Magar associations have celebrated "Magar Day" since its establishment. The first national convention of the "Nepal Langhali Family Association" was held in Damauli on 29th Falgun 2039 B.S under the chairmanship of Hem Bahadur Pun Magar. Later, on the 31st of Baisakh 2040 B.S., the Central Executive Committee of the Nepal Langhali Family Association passed the unanimous proposal to celebrate it on Falgun 15th of every year as "Langhali Day". Since then, the Nepal Magar Association has celebrated "Magar Day" every year.
The Magar community in Nepal has a rich history and culture, and "Magar Day" is celebrated every year to maintain its significance. The Nepal Magar Association plays a vital role in organizing and celebrating this day, bringing the entire Magar community together. This day serves as a reminder of the contribution and sacrifice of the Magars throughout history and encourages the community to work towards their upliftment and development.Annual Day Festival