Pakistan Day

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[nggallery id=73] Pakistan Day (Urdu: یوم پاکستان, lit. Youm-e-Pakistan) or Pakistan Resolution Day also Republic Day is a national holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940  and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan during the transition of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23 March 1956 making Pakistan the world’s first Islamic republic. Republic Day parade by the armed forces is a common celebration for the […]

Kalash Festivals

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[nggallery id=74] One of the major attractions of Pakistan Cultural Festivals are Kalash Valleys Festivals. The Kalash Valleys of Rumbur, Bunboret and Birir are within Chitral in the North-West Frontier Province, near Nuristan in Afghanistan. The people here are some of the only non-Muslims for hundreds of miles. The home of kafir Kalash or wearers […]

Lok Virsa Folk Festival

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[nggallery id=75] The Lok Virsa Folk Festival is the largest cultural activity in Pakistan, in fact it so popular that artisans and performers form many countries  participate in the event that has been held annually now for the last 20 years. Here is where you will see Pakistan’s traditionally rich culture at its finest, where performers gather […]

Sibi Mela

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[nggallery id=77] Fairs are celebrated everywhere in the world with great cultural and historical backgrounds, sometimes to commemorate a special event or seasonal change. This fair, held in the small but historic town of Sibi. Sibi lies 163 Kms-3 hrs drive to the south east of Quetta at the mouth of the famous “Bolan Pass” […]

Christmas of Pakistan

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[nggallery id=79] In Pakistan, Christmas is celebrated by Pakistani Christians and is often locally referred to as the “Big Day” or “Great Day”. While December 25 is a public holiday in Pakistan, it is not officially designated as Christmas, but rather as the birthday of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Christianity in Pakistan constitutes the second largest religious minority […]

Basant (Jashn-e-Baharaan)

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[nggallery id=80] The festival is limited in its celebrations in Pakistan. Instead, the celebrations of spring known as ‘Jashn-e-baharaan’ in Urdu, are carried on in the entire country for almost a month. Basant, in particular, is celebrated in eastern Punjab especially Lahore. Lahore being the historic capital of Punjab celebrates Basant with a lot of vigour and […]

Eid al-Adha

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[nggallery id=81] Eid al-Adha’  or “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid” is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his sonIshmael (Isma’il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a sheep to sacrifice instead. Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes […]