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3rd Nepalese Food Festival Belgium

The Nepali Food Festival in Belgium, organized by the Nepali Business Association Belgium in collaboration with the Nepali Embassy in Belgium, NRNA Belgium, and other organizations, aimed to promote Nepali cuisine and tourism in Europe. The event showcased 15 food stalls offering a diverse array of traditional Nepali dishes from different regions of Nepal, allowing guests to experience the country’s rich culinary heritage. Additionally, two stalls were dedicated to Nepali handicrafts, aiming to introduce these cultural items to the European market.

The festival was inaugurated by Mayor Mohammad Ridouani of Leuven Municipality, who acknowledged the presence of a multicultural community in Leuven, with residents from over 156 countries. He expressed optimism about strengthening the relationship between Nepal and the local community in the future.

Nepali Ambassador to Belgium and the EU, Gehendra Raj Bhandari, highlighted that Belgians have a lasting appreciation for Nepali food and culture. He stressed that such events serve as a bridge, fostering connections between the people of Nepal and Belgium. Bhandari noted the participation of ambassadors from over 15 countries, along with Belgian government and European Union officials, who attended and enjoyed the Nepali delicacies.

Prominent figures such as Paula Pampaloni, Deputy Director of the European Union, Belgian Parliament Member Ebum, and Else Van Hoes, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, were among the attendees. Local Belgian citizens also participated widely, reflecting the event’s broad appeal.

Sita Sapkota, president of NRNA Belgium, praised NEBAB’s efforts in promoting Nepali food and culture, emphasizing that such recognition in Europe supports Nepal’s tourism promotion. The festival organizers, including festival coordinator Abam Vice President Kasi Danai, President Chiran Kumar Khawas, and Ambassador Rajbhandari, welcomed the guests with tokens of appreciation.

NEBAB officials, including Acting President Yamu Niraula, General Secretary Jagdish Sapkota, Secretary Baburam Sharma, and member Bed Raj Puri, honored the individuals and artists who set up food stalls and served dishes at the event. Throughout the day, attendees enjoyed traditional Nepali dances and cultural performances, which added vibrancy to the festival and showcased the artistic heritage of Nepal.

Overall, the Nepali Food Festival in Belgium was a resounding success, promoting Nepali cuisine and culture, strengthening bilateral relationships, and enhancing tourism prospects for Nepal in Europe.

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Reflecting on the Success of the 3rd Nepalese Food Festival 2024

The 3rd Nepalese Food Festival 2024 has come to a magnificent conclusion, and we are filled with immense pride and gratitude for everyone who made this event a grand success.

First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to all the committee members of the Nepalese Businessmen’s Association, Belgium. Your dedication and hard work were instrumental in bringing this festival to life.

A special shoutout to our wonderful hosts, Richa Gurung and Lahkpa Yanji Sherpa, who kept the energy high and the audience engaged throughout the event. Your enthusiasm was infectious and greatly appreciated.

We were privileged to witness an incredible cultural program, thanks to INAS Belgium. The performances were a true celebration of Nepalese heritage and culture.

A big thank you to all the stallholders for bringing such a diverse array of delicious Nepalese cuisine and authentic products. Your efforts provided a true taste of Nepal to all our visitors.

Lastly, a huge thank you to everyone who attended and supported the program. Your presence and participation were the keys to making this festival a remarkable and memorable experience.

Here are some of the moments captured during the festival. Thank you, Hawaijahaj Production, for capturing these moments.

Let’s continue to celebrate and promote our rich culture and traditions together!

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