The Tihar Festival is a five-day Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal. The second day of this annual fall celebration is called Kukur Tihar, and is dedicated solely to the celebration and pampering of canines for their cherished relationship with humans. On this day, dogs are decorate with colorful dyes and garlands, fed tasty treats, and police dogs are honored with special ceremonies for their services. According to Hindu belief, dogs are believed to be messengers of Lord Yamaraj, the God of Death.
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Written by Curiosity Staff November 2, 2015
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