KATHMANDU, NEPAL, November 14, 2020 (NBC News): Residents in Nepal’s capital Saturday worshipped dogs by offering garlands and food as the country celebrated the Festival of Dogs. The dog festival falls on the second day of the five-day-long Hindu festival of Diwali, which is Nepal’s second-largest festival. The day is dedicated to cherish the relationship between humans and dogs. People garlanded dogs with flowers and put vermillion on their foreheads as a mark of respect and love for the canine. Cows and crows are also worshipped during this festival, which symbolizes a spiritual connection between humans and animals.
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