Gai Jatra, the celebration of dairy animals, (gai implies heavenly bovine and jatra implies celebration in Nepali: and Nepal Bhasa: ) is commended in Nepal, chiefly in Kathmandu valley by the Newar and Tharu community. The celebration remembers the passing of individuals amid the year. Amid the celebration, dairy animals are walked in the avenues and for the most part celebrated in the Nepalese month of Bhadra (August–September). It falls on the first day of the dim fortnight of Gunla as indicated by the lunar Nepal Era logbook. People groups additionally appropriates nourishment to others. The celebration of cows is a standout amongst the most prevalent celebrations of Nepal.It is praised to expel the trouble of death of their familiy individuals.
The entire complex of Gai Jatra celebration has its underlying foundations in the antiquated ages when individuals dreaded and worshiped Yamaraj, the lord of death. In any case, the humorous sessions synonymous with the Gai Jatra celebration entered the custom in the medieval time of Nepal amid the rule of the Malla Kings. Consequently, the present type of Gaijatra is a glad mixing of classical times and the medieval period.
As indicated by the conventions since time immemorial, each family who has lost one relative amid the previous year must take an interest in a parade through the lanes of Kathmandu driving a dairy animals. On the off chance that a cow is distracted then a young man dressed as a bovine is viewed as a reasonable substitute.
In Hinduism, a bovine is viewed as the most worshiped among all the household creatures. It is trusted that the dairy animals, worshipped as a sacred creature by Hindus, will help the expired relative's excursion to paradise.