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Gai Jatra (Cow's procession, Devnagari : सा पारू) is a popular festival in Nepal celebrated during the Nepalese month of Bhadra (August-September). The festival has roots in an ancient cult of Yama, the good of the underworld, but has gained a more festive character during the reign of the Malla kings, as a happy celebration where cows and boys dressed as cows are processed through the streets. Every family who has lost a relative during the past year participate in the procession, as a symbol to the wish that the cows will lead the dead to their destination in the underworld. The humorous nature of the festival is adapted in recent years to make the week-long festival into an occasion for publishing and displaying humorous and satirical content.