Nepali Time

It’s amazing how time seems to just flow differently here.

Not only have Nepal one of the strangest time zones (15 min. difference to India), but it also has it’s own calendar. Obviously it follows the Hindu and Buddhist festival calendars, which are based on the moon. But it also split up the months differently. The new month starts around two weeks into the western months. So August just started, but it is the 22 Shrawan here.

To top all of this off, time calculation is also different. It is not the year 2013 here. It is 2070. Yea. 2070 years ago, the King decided Nepal should start counting the years. Starting at one.

The day starts early and ends early. And with early I mean 4 or 5 am until 8 or 9 pm. Food is served before noon, at around 9 to 11 o’clock and at around 7 o’clock in the evening.

starnge, strange things. It’s just one more of those things I do not fully understand in this country 🙂 which in turn make it even more interesting

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