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June 9, 2019

Hidden Saga behind Revolving Swing

Many foreigners who are traveling across the mountains of Nepal these days are experiencing the extra fun and excitement of playing in revolving swing.

The revolving swing is a cultural icon for the hill people of Nepal.

Making a revolving swing culture of Nepal
Making a revolving swing

Let’s give you a short description of how a swing is made.

At first, trunks of woods are collected from forest by youths.

Then the trunks are connected with the spare parts of swing already made by wood craftsmen.

When it is ready, a ritual is conducted to start off the swing. First of all, virgin girls must take the turn to swing for good sign.

Making a revolving swing culture of Nepal
revolving swing

Previously, such swings were used occasionally during national festivals like Dasain. But these days, its cultural-tourism-oriented face value as gradually skyrocketed.

That’s why we can see plenty of such swings being constructed along the trekking sides of foreigners.  

Foreigners have also developed a curious taste for such attractions.

Making a revolving swing culture of Nepal
Making a revolving swing
Making a revolving swing culture of Nepal
Making a revolving swing

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