Candle walk is being organized as the eve to celebrate and welcome the New Nepal Sambat (Nepal New Year). The National Sambat is remarked with different activities among which Candle Walk is one of the oldest and traditional way to welcome and celebrate the New Era on the night of Laxmi Pooja. The Eve is celebrated with the cultural presentation of different community peoples and is followed with the felicitation to the individual and the organization that have devoted and made effort to promote the culture. During the rally organized on this eve, people holding candles walk through the ancient and artistic city of Patan spreading the message of peace and brotherhood. The Candle Walk ceremony also reflects the rich and precious treasury of tradition and culture belonging to Newari culture which is inevitable part of Nepalese history. It holds a history about the commencement of the Nepal Era in the country.
Continuing the history of youth initiatives in the community to spread the theme and goodwill of youth power, Rotaract Club of Lalitpur is once again preserving the culture hosting Candle Walk-1140 marking its presence for the 14th time. The event scheduled on 27th October, 2019 during the Laxmi Pooja will be held at Patan Durbar Square, a world heritage area.
To move on with the time, youth of Rotaract Club of Lalitpur, since 2005 (NS 1125) has been hosting this auspicious accession with a theme titled “Youth for Culture: Preservation and Promotion” their voice of unity.