first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Kukur Tihar — also known as “Day of the Dogs,” is the perfect opportunity to thank your doggo for their frequent cuddles and companionship.Today marks the second day of Tihar, a five-day Nepalese Hindu festival that celebrates different types of animals. According to the International Organization for Animal Protection (OIPA), the second day of the festival, Kukur Tihar, is completely dedicated to dogs, who are believed by tradition to be messengers of Lord Yamaraj, the Hindu god of death. Sadal and Shyam, two of Lord Yamaraj’s dogs, are said to guard the entrance of hell, and play an important role in Kukur Tihar’s establishment.“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.” #Happy_Kukur_Tihar pic.twitter.com/qEGpGFZGl3— PrasaannaG (@PrasaannaG) November 6, 2018On Kukur Tihar, dogs are decorated with flower garlands and blessed with tika, a colorful mark on the forehead. Throughout the day, they are provided with feats and appreciated by their pet owners in Nepal and other countries. The objective of the holiday is to acknowledge the bond between humans and canines in the past, present, and future.To celebrate the “Day of the Dogs,” we’ve rounded up our favorite Instagram pictures of  Kukur Tihar canines. And, if you’re not in Nepal, make sure to give your doggo an extra hug or treat today to celebrate their big day. More on Geek.com:Photos: Good Doggos in Costumes at Halloween Dog Parade in NYCDogs Can Sense Malaria by Smelling Your ClothesThis Virtual Pupper Could Help Prevent Dog Attackscenter_img Stay on targetlast_img