People from the Newar community in Basantapur celebrate Yomari Punhi today – December 8, 2022.

Yomari Punhi is a Newari festival, celebrated all over Nepal, that marks the end of the rice harvest, which takes place during the full moon day of December.

The festival is observed by offering rice to the goddess of grain, Annapurna, and making a sweet delicacy Yomari. Yomari is prepared with rice flour and filled with Chaku or Khuwa.

Yomari Punhi also celebrates the hard work of farmers during the harvest season and Yomari is prepared as a sweet dish to award the farmers for all their hard work.

Not just among the Newar community, Yomari Punhi is really popular in Kathmandu Valley among people from all religious and cultural backgrounds.