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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Dhaka Topi Divas

Posted by Dhruba shrestha Jan 2, 2017 :
A Dhaka topi (Nepali: ढाका टोपी ) is a type of hat, popular among Nepalese people and Nepali. The hat is made of a fabric called dhaka, which is also used for a type of blouse, a dhaka-ko-cholo which translates "blouse made of dhaka fabric". The word topi means "hat" in the Nepali. Men wear a long Kurta Suruwal or Daura Suruwal and Patuka instead of a belt. The hat is worn by Nepali communities. Dhaka Topis are also given away as gifts during Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals. Many nepalese men and women still wear costumes made from Dhaka on a regular basis, and the fabric itself unequivocally represents Nepali tradition and history. In the new year of English date people of Nepal celebrate Dhaka Topi Divas by wearing the Dhaka Topi to maintain the culture and to show the Nepalese culture to the world.

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.