BKROA announces Sakela events


Tilak Niroula, NH

May 14, 2017

Bhutanese Kirat Rai Organization of America (BKROA) has released press statement declaring its upcoming Sakela program across different states in the United States. The statement was release on May 9th, 2017 by BKROA central committee.  Sakela is the main festival of Kirat which is celebrated twice a year renowned by two names Ubhauli and Udhauli.  

In its press release, BKROA said it has prepared to organize Sakela in Riverdale, Maryland on May 20, May 27 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 28 on Erie Pennsylvania and Springfield, Massachusetts and on June 10 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“It is generally known that every year of the winter season, the birds migrate downward toward the warmer environment, and thus this phase of the year is known as Udhauli, meaning downward. Likewise, during the rise of the summer season, the birds migrate upward to the cooler Hilly region, and therefore this latter phase is known as Ubhauli, meaning upward” the press release in Nepali language reads.

Speaking with the Bhutan News Service in telephone, Raj Rai a board member of BKROA revealed that his organization will held its second national convention on June 9 and 10 in Cincinnati, Ohio coinciding its Sakela event.



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