The Nepalese Sakela Festival is an annual celebration of nature every May at the start of the Spring season in Nepal.
The Sakela dance is the main dance that is performed as part of this festival and several communities of Nepalese people come together to celebrate this. The dance is a representation of nature and the dance movements reflect the movements of trees, plants, flowers, animals and birds.
In the UK the Sakela Festival has an attendance of around 10,000 Nepalese from all over the country except this year when it was cancelled and they all celebrated it with their families at home. We are looking forward to it next year!