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May 29, 2019
12:09PM

International Everest Day: All you need to know

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International Everest Day is being observed today. Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand's Edmund Hillary had climbed the Mt. Everest on this day in 1953, as the first humans to achieve the feat. 

Nepal decided to observe the day as International Everest Day since 2008, when the legendary climber Hillary passed away.

Everest Day on May 29 every year in memory of the first summit of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa on the day in 1953. 


The day is celebrated with memorial events, processions, and special events in Kathmandu and the Everest region.

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