In Janakpur, Nepal where we celebrated the main day, as well as fairy lights, every shopfront and house was decorated with Banana tree branches, with bridges of bamboo stuck into it on which candles were lit. They also used a rainbow of coloured sand to paint intricate pictures in front of their shops and houses. It was truly beautiful and made even the dodgiest and dirtiest street look amazing.
Here are some photos. It was a really beautiful festival that we are thankful we were able to experience.