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Kuse Aunsi festival: Nepal celebrates their unique Father's Day

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Published : Aug 22, 2017, 11:12 am IST
Updated : Sep 22, 2017, 9:46 am IST
Kuse Aunsi is a festival of Nepal where fathers, living or dead, are honoured. (Photo: AP)
Kuse Aunsi is a festival of Nepal where fathers, living or dead, are honoured.  (Photo: AP)
Nepalese devotees take holy dips in the Bagmati river during Kuse Aunsi festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Kuse Aunsi is a festival of Nepal where fathers, living or dead, are honoured. (Photo: AP)
Nepalese devotees take holy dips in the Bagmati river during Kuse Aunsi festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Kuse Aunsi is a festival of Nepal where fathers, living or dead, are honoured.  (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese devotee performs rituals with the help of a priest during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Children with living fathers show their appreciation by giving presents and sweets and those whose fathers are deceased pay tributes at the Gokarneshwar temple. (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese devotee performs rituals with the help of a priest during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Children with living fathers show their appreciation by giving presents and sweets and those whose fathers are deceased pay tributes at the Gokarneshwar temple. (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese devotee lights an oil lamp during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Sons and daughters spend quality time with their fathers on this day. The date is based on the lunar calendar. (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese devotee lights an oil lamp during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Sons and daughters spend quality time with their fathers on this day. The date is based on the lunar calendar.  (Photo: AP)
Nepalese devotees perform rituals during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Nepalese culture holds a lot of reverence to fathers. (Photo: AP)
Nepalese devotees perform rituals during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Nepalese culture holds a lot of reverence to fathers.  (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese devotee offers prayer while lighting an oil lamp during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. It is a day for children to show gratitude to the man considered a pillar of strength. (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese devotee offers prayer while lighting an oil lamp during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. It is a day for children to show gratitude to the man considered a pillar of strength.  (Photo: AP)
Nepalese devotees perform rituals with the help of a priest during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Photo: AP)
Nepalese devotees perform rituals with the help of a priest during Kuse Aunsi festival at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.  (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese couple arrives to perform rituals during Kuse Aunsi festival at Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Photo: AP)
A Nepalese couple arrives to perform rituals during Kuse Aunsi festival at Gokarneshwar Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.  (Photo: AP)

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