Nepal culture is a consequence of blending of influences from its neighboring countries and the indigenous ethnicity over a period of centuries. It is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual culture constituting some of the unique groups such as Ahir, Tharu, Yadav, and Newars. In fact, it would not be incorrect to say that in this landlocked country every aspect of life, clothing, and even occupations are guided by the norms of the culture.
Its population primarily comprises of Hindus and Buddhist, besides a small percentage of Muslims, Kirant (indigenous), and even Christians. With the multliciltygroups prevalent in Nepal, there are several cults that have given birth to a huge pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. The philosophical tradition also imbibes the ideology of Kashmir Shaivism as well as Tantrism.
In accordance to 2001 census, there are about 92 languages spoken in Nepal. However, if given a look at other studies, there are about 123 languages including Nepali, Tamang, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Newari/Nepal Bhasa, Bantawa, and Bajjika. In fact, in the Terai region, even Hindi language is spoken. Some of the extinct languages of Nepal are inclusive of Kusunda and Waling.
Numerous festivals of Nepal usually last one to several days. One of the most important festivals of Nepal is Darshain (denoting victory over demons). Diversity of its culture is also experienced in the food and drinks with dal-bhat and tarkari (vegetable curries), being its usual hilly staple food.