In Nepali culture, between the day of the crow and the day of the cow is the day of the dog. Dog’s “TIhar” party. There’s a little ceremony to celebrate, honor, do “pooja” to the dog. They get red dye—tika—on their foreheads, orange garland around their necks, and a special meal. Some people go as far as to throw dog parties, replacing garland and tika with plastic jewels and party hats. Invites read, “peaceful dogs only”. The ceremony itself is quite short. I mean, they’re dogs. The best is to see street dogs walking around all decked out in florals, scavenging, dignified like.