Nepal’s Gurung Community Says Goodbye To A Trying Year

At a New Year’s celebration in Kathmandu, people are munching water buffalo dumplings and sipping moonshine while looking back on a tough year.

“So many people died in the earthquake, so many houses went down,” says Dil Bahadur Gurung, 45, who ran a food stall at the Lhosar festival — the name of the Tibetan New Year.

“We were thinking not to celebrate this year,” says Dil Bahadur, whose village home was destroyed in the earthquake and who lost five of his neighbors.

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