National Paddy Day, celebrated annually on Asadh 15, was observed across Nepal today. This day holds significant importance in the agricultural calendar of the country.

Asadh 15 is widely celebrated by eating Dahi Chiura (curd and beaten rice). The curd is believed to provide strength and cool the body.

The tradition of celebrating National Paddy Day was formalized by a ministerial decision on Mangsir 29, 2061 BS, and Asadh 15, 2062 BS, in the Nepali calendar.

Since then, it has become an annual event that highlights the importance of agriculture in Nepal, where farming is the primary occupation for the majority of the population.