Nepali Dhaka Topi (Hat)
Dhaka Topi (Hats) are traditionally worn by men made of Dhaka cloth. It is traditionally worn by almost all types of people living mainly in the hilly terrain of Nepal. The Dhaka Topi (hat) is made of hand-woven fabric in a home-made tan. Most of the Dhaka Topi (hats) are worn only by men. Nowadays women also sometimes wear this Dhaka topi . Hats are often worn with Daura Suruwal. It indicates the identity of the Nepali caste. Palpali topi is considered to be the best hats in the country.
History of Dhaka Topi (Hat)
In Newari, raw yarn is called kachika. The ornamental thread that a woman wears when she cuts her hair is called sachika. A kind of garland of raw thread worn during Mhapuja and Bhaitika is called Jajanka. Similarly, a special type of yarn used to weave a cloth hat is called dhaka. The Topi (hat) woven from dhaka is called dhaka and in Doteli language (Khas language) the thread made in the traditional way at home is called dhaka.In the old days, home-made yarn was used to cover the head with a scarf, a hat and a scarf for women to wear on their heads
. In the beginning it was called Dhaka Topi (hat), but later it became more and more popular. Nowadays, it is called “Dhaka Topi ( hat)”. Which is called Dhaka Topi hat in Khas language. Some people also associate the word Dhaka with the Dhaka hat, the capital of Bangladesh. Although it is correct to argue and analyze events and objects from different angles or ideas, the Dhaka hat is a pure Nepali product.
Some analysts have suggested that the “cover cap” was later called the “cover cap” because it covers the head. Many types of hats have been worn in Nepal for thousands of years. Dhaka hat is one of the many types of Nepali hats.
International Topi (Hat) Day
On November 26, 2013, a public page was set up on the social network Facebook and for the first time, January 1 was declared as the International Nepali Hat Day and the day to wear Nepali hats. Accordingly, International Topi (Hat) Day has been celebrated in Nepal since January 1, 2014 according to the English calendar .
In the beginning it was called Dhaka Topi (hat), but later it became more and more popular. Nowadays, it is called “Dhaka Topi ( hat)”. Which is called Dhaka Topi hat in Khas language. Some people also associate the word Dhaka with the Dhaka hat, the capital of Bangladesh. Although it is correct to argue and analyze events and objects from different angles or ideas, the Dhaka hat is a pure Nepali product.
The social media founders of this campaign are Dr. Lekhnath Kafle, Taiwan and Shankar Banjade. International Nepali Topi (Hat) Day is celebrated on January 1 every year with the slogan “Nepali Hat, Nepali Dignity, Dignity and Identity”. Campaigners believe that doing so will promote Nepaliness internationally and help further promote and spread their culture within the country.
The Nepali hat is a symbol of the common and original identity of all Nepalis in all countries and places of Nepali and Nepali origin. International Nepali (Hat) Day has been celebrated all over the world from January 1, 2014 with the objective of making the use of different types of Nepali hats, which have been used for centuries, more widespread and global.
The campaign is covered in the media around the world on January 1 each year with public participation. Over the past few years, various groups, organizations and individuals, including the Self-Aware Youth Campaign, Nepal, have been celebrating Hat Day in the country and abroad with various programs.
Although many types of hats are used in Nepal, Bhadgaon, Dhaka and traditional Nepali hats are the main ones. Besides, different castes have their own hats. On the International Nepali Hat Day,
“Hat Disav” is a loose day that can be celebrated by the people of their respective regions, castes and tribes wearing their own hats or original costumes.On January 1, people wear Nepali hats according to their place and situation, take photos and share Nepali Hats Day on Facebook and on their own social networks.
Sixth International National Topi (Hat) Day
The Nepal Tourism Board had also participated in the National Dhaka Topi (Hat) Day, which has been celebrated at the grassroots level for the last six years, on January 1, 2018 BS. . This Hat Day is being celebrated to introduce Nepali identity to the world. (Hat) Day is being celebrated in Nepal, Darjeeling, Assam, Dehradun and other cities of India. A hat gift was also given to the then Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on the fifth Hat Day.
Branches of Nepali Hat Foundation have been formed in 41 different countries besides Nepal to celebrate the 6th Nepali Topi ( Hat) Day in a grand manner. Like every year, Jagaruk Yuva Abhiyan has gathered at Maitighar Mandala in Kathmandu on December 3 (today) at 8 am under the slogan ‘Nepali Hat, Our Pride, Our Identity’. Similarly, Nepalis in different parts of Nepal and around the world have celebrated the International Topi (Hat) Day with joy along with the New Year.