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FC: Nepal A-Z Culture Book
1: Art | Art in Nepal is a big tradition. Nepali people make art out of any thing but mostly they just use Canvases.
2: Buildings | Nepal people live in houses on the side of the mountains because the whole country is made up of many different Mountains | There are places in Nepal that people go and buy clothes shoes and food.
3: COMMUNICATION | Nepal, A remote yet popular destination has so much more to offer the traveler than splendid mountain scenery. It gives you the chance to step back in time and experience life amongst people who for the most part are like our ancestors from Centuries ago,
5: ECONOMY | The farm has total capacity of 300 goats to be kept for one year. Currently, there are 140 goats including kids and bocks. | Goat Farming | Nepal is a low tech place but the have some technology like in the pictures above kid using lap tops for school
6: FAMILY | The average size family in Nepal is about 6 people. The womens role in the family is controlling resources, making crucial planting and harvesting decisions, and determining the expenses and budget allocations.
7: GOVERNMENT | In Nov. 1990, King Birendra promulgated a new constitution and introduced a multiparty parliamentary democracy in Nepal. Under pressure amid massive pro-democracy protests in April 2006, King Gyanendra gave up direct rule and reinstated Parliament, which then quickly moved to diminish the King's power. In Dec. 2007, Parliament voted to abolish the monarchy and become a federal democratic republic. The transition to a republic was completed in May 2008, when the Constituent Assemby voted to dissolve the monarchy. | King Gyanendra | First King | King Birendra | Second King
8: HISTORY | Nepal Civil War—(Feb. 13, 1996- Present): Maoist guerrillas seek to overthrow the Nepal monarchy though a rural uprising. This conflict has grown in intensity in recent months. Chinese aid to the rebels is alleged. Since the beginning of the war in 1996, approximatly 13,000 people have died. As of early 2006, the government's control of the countryside is weak to nonexistant, while political turmoil in the capital only aids the rebels. In May, 2006, a new government in Katmandu offered to negotiate with the rebels, and the Maoists agreed to begin talks.
9: ICON | You know your in Nepal when you see mountains everywhere. Mt. Everest being the most famous. | Nepal's famous flag is very unusual because of it's shape. The only one in the world that is not of rectangular shape.
10: JOBS | Most people have Govt. jobs. Then there are the armed services like police and army. Then private jobs, which aren't many. Most are tourism related because of tourism and sights in Nepal. And some people build houses Rest are just normal people that open small restaurants, shops, drive the bus, taxi, rickshaw.
11: KNOWLEDGE | knowledge is past down from generation to generation. Nepali citizens are very smart and most have a college degree
12: Language | Nepali Tranliteration English Translation Namaste Hello, Greetings, I bless the divine in you Namaskar The more respectful version of Namaste Hajur All purpose term meaning yes? Pardon, Excuse me? (Tapaiilai) Kasto Cha? How are you? (Malai) Thik Cha I am fine Khana khannu bhaiyo? Have you eaten? (used often as informal greeting)
13: MOVEMENT & MIGRATION | Nepali people get around by cars and by mopeds. they use cars to get there food but the rest of the time they walk.
14: NATIONAL PRIDE | Nepal's police protect there country and keep them safe from any thing. and Nepal army protects them from any wars that take place in Nepal
15: ORGANIZATIONS | Nepal is a vary low Organization place but one of there organization is The Himalayan Golf Club Pokhara Nepal | The Himalayan Golf Club Pokhara Nepal
16: POPULATION | 86% of all Nepali people are Hindus and the next top one is 8 percent are Buddhists Buddhism is practiced in the Theravadan form. There are two primary Buddhist traditions: the Buddhism of Tibetan refugees and high-altitude ethnic groups with cultural roots in Tibet and the Tantric form practiced by Newars.
17: QUALITY OF LIFE | Flood victims receive medical treatment at a temporary flood relief camp in East Nepal August 28, 2008. The Koshi river in the eastern state of Bihar in India has flooded, breaking a dam in neighbouring Nepal, officials said. Thousands have been displaced and people are starting to get sick due to the lack of sanitation and safe drinking water in the camps. | Poverty and sickness due to lack of proper health care are just a few of the reasons why many people are forced to live in the streets, | Flood strikes India and Nepal
18: RELIGION | 86% are Hindus | 8 percent are Buddhists Buddhism is practiced in the Theravadan form. There are two primary Buddhist traditions: the Buddhism of Tibetan refugees and high-altitude ethnic groups with cultural roots in Tibet and the Tantric form practiced by Newars. | 4 percent are Muslims | Only 1percent are Christians.
20: Status | Jordan Romero becomes youngest person to climb Mount Everest | 86% Hindus
22: Taboos | Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one's home. Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple. Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal. Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people. Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel.. Public displays of affection such as kissing may be considered offensive.
23: URBAN or RURAL | Nepali people live countryside because it makes them feel like there a big family with all the rest of the community.
24: VACATION & RECREATION | The Himalayan Golf Club Pokhara Nepal | Nepal has some of the most unique golf courses in the world | Rafting | kayaking | Rafting and Kayaking are fun activities to do in Nepal the most common rivers in Nepal are Koshi & Trisuli river
25: WAYS OF EVERYDAY LIFE | Nepal people wash there clothes in cold water with soap and use piece of jute to scrub their clothes. | Nepali people go to a little market to buy there food and shop
26: X MARKS THE SPOT
27: YUM | Food in Nepal | Basic rice, vegetables, chicken curry, pickles and other vegetables and meat mix. Meals are either local, or heavily drawn from Indian Recipes. | Tipping is not common across restaurants and places. Generally, those who wait tables expect something for their service, and that service may not be included in your bills. Please check your bill. 10% Tip is expected in mid class restaurants, and up to 15% Tip expected in higher class restaurants.
28: Ztuff | every year Nepal has a fashion show on September 13-16