Nepal celebrates doggies with day-long festival

Nepal is ringing in the festival of lights with 'Kukur Tihar' or the worship of dogs. Here's a look at some adorable pictures from the event

Nepalese policemen pose with police dogs after applying vermillion to their foreheads and placing marigold garlands around their necks.

Nepalese policemen pose with their police dogs after applying vermillion to their foreheads and putting marigold garlands around their necks at the Central Police Dog Training School, Kathmandu, October 29. (AFP)

A Nepalese police dog handler and his dog show off their skills after a ceremony offering blessings to police dogs.

A Nepalese police dog handler and his dog show off their skills after a ceremony offering blessings to police K9s. "Tihar" is Nepal’s version of Diwali. The worship of dogs is performed on the second day of the five-day long festival.
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Nepalese traditionally offer blessings to dogs on this day by the way of delicious food, garlands and vermilion.

Nepalese traditionally offer blessings to dogs on this day by way of delicious food, garlands and vermilion. Pictured, a police dog performs at an event to mark the festival. (AFP)

In pic, a Nepalese policemen applies vermillion and flower garlands to a police dog.

According to Nepalese tradition, dogs are considered messengers of the god of death - Yamraj. Pictured, a Nepalese policemen decorates his doggy. (AFP)

Kukur Tihar is also called Khichā Pujā in the country.

A Nepalese police dog handler and his partner /pet show off their skills. Kukur Tihar is also called Khichā Pujā in the country. (AFP)

Puppy love: A perfect 10 is what we give these adorable canines as they strike a pose during the event.

Some puppy love: A perfect 10 is what we give these adorable canines as they strike a pose during the event.
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A police dog hops over an obstacle at the event at the Central Police Dog Training School.

It's not all work, but play too. A police dog hops over an obstacle at the Central Police Dog Training School event.
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A Nepalese girl plays with her furry friend after performing worship in Nepal's capital Kathmandu.

A Nepalese girl plays with her furry friend after performing worship in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. (Getty)

Up, close and personal with man's best friend.


Up close and personal with man's best friend. (Reuters)

All that revelry is distracting too.

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