The festival is part of a larger five-day celebration called Tihar, which is considered one of the most important Hindu festivals. Each day of Tihar is devoted to a different animal or object of worship, including cows, crows and dogs. The festival celebrates the powerful relationship between humans, gods and animals.
Vermillion powder is seen on a traditional plate during the dog festival as part of celebrations of Tihar at Central Police Dog Training School in Kathmandu, Nepal.
A dog is covered in vermillion powder as Nepalese police officers worship dogs during the festival.
Nepal police officers and their dogs attend a procession at the Kukur Tihar Dog Festival.
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