Thousands of dogs in Nepal will enjoy being treated like celebrities for a day in November, as the country celebrates Kukur Tihar, part of the five-day festival of Tihar, the Nepali version of Deepawali.

Nepal celebrates its canine companions.
Nepal celebrates its canine companions.

For one day, dogs will be honoured with tasty treats and adorned with tikka powder and flower garlands as a tribute to the bond between dogs and man. This relationship is particularly important in the Himalaya, where dogs have been used for centuries to keep livestock safe from leopards and other predators. Read more:

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