Teej, a festival which celebrates women is around the corner. Its arrival is marked with several gatherings – women get together, dine, dance and partake in other festive celebrations – all with the them of ‘celebrating womanhood’. The festival is intrinsic to Nepali culture, and Nepalese women all over the globe observe the festival.
Similarly, in Victoria, Didi Baini Samaj Australia is organising a Teej celebration. The event, to be held on 24th August, 2019 at Preston Town Hall from 5 p.m. onwards. Festival goers will dance to the tunes of Tika Prasain and Sanjeeb Parajuli – famous singers with a number of hits to their names each. The festival also promises delicious food, free makeup sessions, mother daughter dance session, DJ session, to name a few.
The proceeds of the event, after covering the event expenses shall be given to Aawaaj, an NGO in Nepal which helps and supports women who have been displaced due to ‘gender based violence’, as per Jamuna Parajuli, President of DBSV.
According to her, the event creates a ‘win-win’ situation for all – ‘we celebrate and observe our culture, while the proceeds help women at home’. After all the true spirit of Teej is to ‘celebrate womanhood’.