About 15% of Marylanders were born outside the United States. Maryland’s ethnic diversity spans people from all over the globe, and now, we’ll take a look at a holiday being celebrated by the Nepalese community in the Free State. The Nepali festival of Dashain is upon us. The multi-day festival wraps up next week and the main day of the festival is tomorrow.
Prem Raja Mahat joins Tom in the studio to tell us about Dashain. Prem has lived in Baltimore since the mid 1990’s, where he and his wife, Kabita, own a restaurant called The Nepal House in Mt. Vernon. Prem is also a folk music star in Nepal, where he had the top-selling album in the country for ten years straight.