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,
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.
Community Action Nepal – Registered Charity No: 1067772
Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre – Registered Charity No: 1137647
Kathmandu Contemporay Arts Centre – registered Charity No: 1121118