Time to paint the town red

Spring has arrived and festivities are the order of the day as people prepare to celebrate its coming in Nepal. This boy getting his face smeared with vermilion powder yesterday during the Sindoor Jatra festival in the ancient city of Thimi, on the o
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Spring has arrived and festivities are the order of the day as people prepare to celebrate its coming in Nepal. This boy getting his face smeared with vermilion powder yesterday during the Sindoor Jatra festival in the ancient city of Thimi, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, was among the thousands out to enjoy themselves. The festival is celebrated each year in Thimi to usher in the Nepali New Year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 16, 2017, with the headline 'Time to paint the town red'. Print Edition | Subscribe