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Yomari Punhi

Yomari Punhi is the festival celebrated by Newar communit marking the end of the rice harvest. It falls on November or December during the full moon day of Thinla, the second month in the lnar Nepal Era calendar.

The meaning of Yomari Punhi is full moon of yomari. Yomari is the delicious most popular Newari festivals and is observed every year during the full moon of December or November. Yomari is made from rice flour dough shaped like fish and filled with brown cane sugar and sesame seeds and finally steamed. On this day people worship to goddess of grains Annapurna for the rice harvest. It is believed that Yomari is originated from Newars of Panauti, Nepal.