Ghode Jatra

Ghode Jatra, or the Horse Racing Day, falls in the month of Chaitra (late March or early April). A grand horse parade takes place at Tundikhel, the central point of the city. According to folklores, this festival is organized to celebrate the victory over a demon named Tundi who reside over the meadow, today known as Tundikhel. Tundi was a terror and when he met with his death, people rejoiced by dancing on his body with horses. It is believed that the clamor of horses' hooves on Ghode Jatra at Tundikhel keeps the demon's sprite at bay as it still threatens to ruin the city.