The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Thamel Tourism Development Council have decided to organize street festival in Thamel to mark the 39th World Tourism Day on Thursday.

Samir Gurung, President of Thamel Tourism Development Council, said that the festival is aimed at promoting Thamel as well as Nepal’s tourism.

The festival is expected to support the government’s Visit Nepal 2020 campaign which aims to attract more than 2 million tourists, he said.

The organizer said that various entertaining events such as cultural shows and processions, dance party, and food festivals would attract domestic as well as foreign tourists. The festival will start at 4:00 pm from Tridevi Marga in Thamel.