Nepal Festival 2018

Aotea Square, Auckland.

17 November, 2018

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Nepal Festival 2018

Celebrating people, arts & culture

Little Bit of History:

29th May 1953 is the historical date for both Nepalese and New Zealanders, as that is the date when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay ascended the highest peak - Mt Everest and created a history.

That’s the day when Nepal formally opened its doors for foreigners, that was the day not which only welcomed all tourists with a big NAMASTE but it also started a new friendship and a strong relationship between two beautiful countries Nepal and New Zealand.

Idea of Nepal Festival in New Zealand:

Nepal Festival 2018 is the celebration of one country and many stories. While we present stories of a small landlocked country Nepal through this festival, at the same time we also want to take our long relationship with New Zealand to a greater height.

The festival is not only way to showcase the richness of Nepalese food, art and culture but it’s also a way to build a bridge with other ethnic communities which is why you will not only see live performances by various local and international Nepalese artists but at the same time performances by artists from other communities as well.

Highlight of the #Nepalfestival18:

The main highlight of the event will be a delicious Nepali cuisines which will be sold by various local Nepalese stallholders. There will be a live traditional Nepalese dances and musical performances by local Nepalese artists in New Zealand and world famous Nepalese instrumental band - Kutumba and famous New Zealand performance Maori comedy music group - JGeeks and many more.

There will be a stall wherein you can get more information about the Nepal and the beauty it has to offer. If you are planning your next trip to Nepal then we want to make your itinerary much easier by providing some handy tips as well as a stall to showcase the heritage of Nepalese culture and arts.

Come and Experience The Stories Nepal Has To Offer In New Zealand
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Who’s Performing

First time in New Zealand - KUTUMBA - an instrumental folk Nepalese band

Local artists from all over New Zealand

Kutumba is a folk instrumental ensemble, group of six professionals from Kathmandu. The word ‘Kutumba’ holds a special meaning in the Nepali language. It stands for a unique bond among community members. Dance With Kutumba's Nepalese folk instrumental treat for the very first time in your own city - Auckland. Know More About Kutumba and Their Musical Treats :


JGeeks - The band who needs no introduction in New Zealand - That's how they describe themselves in their official Instagram page : Crazy happy Maori people doing fun stuff


Funding Partner

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Education Partner

NZMA is a proud sponsor of the Nepal Festival 2018. Our Nepalese students and graduates are dedicated, hardworking and talented and we are delighted to continue to welcome Nepalese students to our programmes and support their study and future career goals.
NZMA is part of New Education Group, New Zealand’s leading independent provider of vocational training and higher learning for Hospitality, Cookery, Business, ICT and Trades
As a Category 1 education provider with over 30 years of experience and a strong reputation with employers, the goal is to help all our students graduate with the skills and knowledge they need to be work ready and world ready.




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Nepal Festival 2018 is a biennial festival which is happening for the first time in the history of New Zealand in one of the most popular outdoor venues in Auckland – Aotea Square, Auckland.
The main goal of this event is to introduce Nepalese Food, Art & Culture to New Zealanders and other interested people from the diverse multicultural society of New Zealand