NEPAL DAY OF THE DOG: WALK Sunday 27th July 2014

Join Community Action Nepal, Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre and Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre for a sponsored Dog Walk inspired by the Nepalese festival   ‘Kukur Tihar’  The Day of the Dog at Sizergh Castle and Gardens near Kendal

PHOTO GALLERIES ABOVE: Top Gallery: Dog Day last year (June 2013) at Lowther Castle near Penrith.  Bottom gallery: Sizergh Castle and Estate grounds – photos taken along the route of the 2014 Dog Day walk. Please click on the images to view them full size.

WHAT IS ‘NEPAL  DAY OF THE DOG WALK’ ?

For one day a year in Nepal all dogs, including strays, are paid respect. They are decorated with a tika spot and a garland of flowers and prayed to so they will guard against the ‘underworld’. Join us on a special dog walk at Sizergh Castle and Gardens, where our dogs will follow these ancient Nepali traditions.

We will be meeting at Sizergh Castle  near Kendal for a morning walk –  which includes a Hindu blessing for your dog, a Buddhist prayer scarf for you and a Christian blessing outside St. John’s Church, Helsington  for both dogs and people.

DATE: Sunday 27th July 2014

WHERE: Sizergh  Castle and Gardens, nr. Kendal LA8 8AE

WHAT TIME: 10.30am to have your dog garlanded for 11.00am departure,  finishing at approximately 1.00pm

COST/DONATION:   £12.00 in advance  or   £15.00  on the day  for one dog bringing two adults – children under 16  free

EXTRA DOGS, PEOPLE AND CHILDREN

If your family has more than one dog it will be £5 for each extra dog and £5 for each extra adult. TBC We think dog day will be a day that children will enjoy and so they can come for free.

HOW TO BOOK

 Book Online:  Online booking  – visit our Sizergh Dog Day Just Giving page

By cheque: Download the booking form (click here), complete it and return it and a cheque made payable to CAN  to:

The Dog Walk,
Community Action Nepal
Stewart Hill Cottage,
Nr. Hesket Newmarket,
Wigton,
Cumbria
CA7 8HX

On the day: You can pay on the day – please arrive in good time to pay and register. Cash or cheque only  (WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT CARDS)

YOUR DONATION is for one dog bringing two people & includes a glass of wine & a Buddhist scarf for each person & a flower garland & a treat for each dog (thanks to petproject.co.uk). During the course of our walk, all the dogs and their owners will visit St. John’s  Church for an outdoor blessing.

DOGS ON A LEAD PLEASE:  Sizergh is a  working estate. Please therefore would all walkers keep their dogs on a lead during the walk. Thank you.

NEPALESE GOODS and GIFTS FOR SALE:  A range of gifts, crafts and clothing from Nepal will be on sale at this event to help raise funds for CAN. Cash or cheque only  (WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT CARDS)

KCAC: Please visit the  Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre (KCAC) website  for  more photos from the 2013  Dog Day walk at Lowther Castle and to learn about their work to support artists working in Nepal. click here to visit KCAC website

A special thanks to the Strickland family  for generously allowing us to use their gardens at Sizergh for the event.

Nepal – ‘Day of the Dog’ – A  participant garlanded with marigolds and ready to walk!

Community Action Nepal – Registered Charity No: 1067772

Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre –  Registered Charity No: 1137647

Kathmandu Contemporay Arts Centre – registered Charity No: 1121118

 

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