May 25: The government has announced a public holiday today (Thursday) in the Kathmandu Valley on the occasion of the Rato Machhindranath festival.
Today, the bhoto (a customary vest-like attire) of Rato Machhindranath will be exhibited to the public.
The Ministry of Home Affairs announced the public holiday in three districts of the valley – Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur on the occasion. The ministry informed about this through a public notice on Wednesday.
The legendary vest is exhibited at Jawalakhel of Lalitpur each year during the festival. -- RSS