Lok Virsa Folk Festival

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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 from every corner of Pakistan.

WHAT TO SEE AND EAT

Taste different varieties of Pakistani cuisine. Learn about different cultures, life styles, and heritage. Purchase ethnic handmade crafts. Listen to folk songs and learn about different instruments used to make music. Watch as professional dancers entertain their guests wearing their traditional garb.

WHAT TO DO

Visit the many booths that are set up representing every province of Pakistan. See depictions of village scenes and how different cultures carry on every day activities.

HOW TO GET THERE

The event is held every October in Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, and the Northwest Frontier Province, and the Province of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.  In Islamabad the event continues for 10 days. This unique opportunity to see and experience all of Pakistan as well as other cultures internationally is definitely something that shouldn’t be missed!