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Festivals in Pakistan
Pakistan's calendar features a great many festivals, both purely
cultrual and also religious. Others are in memory of National
Heroes or commemorate political events in the nation's recent
history. Muslim festivals are celebrated according to Muslim
(Lunar) Calendar and may occur some 10 days earlier each
successive Christian Year.
6 Quaid Day (25 December)
(Spring festival of Colors and Kite-flying)
. Sindhh Horse & Cattle Show
10 . Jashan-e-Larkana
(End of March till 1st week of April)
Besakhi festival originally started at the time of Aryans arrival in subcontinent but later on it became very popular in Punjab. The first harvesting of wheat in Punjab is sign of happiness and prosperity among the Punjabi farmers and Besakhi is celebrated as an expression of their joy.
The main event of the Besakhi mela will be held on 13 April, the
second day of the festival. Gurdwara, which means a door to
Guru, is related to Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh
religion. According to the Sikh religion, the Besakhi festival
is celebrated only at the holy city of Hassanabdal, where lies
the Gurdwara Punja Sahib. In 1921, it was decided by the Gurus
(elders) of the Sikh religion to celebrate the event on the
first day of Sunsikrat month of Besakh in memory of the day of
the first Besakh in the year 1699 when the 10th Guru of the Sikh
religion awarded Punj Kaaf slot and symbol to Guru Goband at the
city of Anandpur Sahib (India)
Passion for Polo is the highest on the world’s highest polo
ground. Shandur invites visitors to experience a traditional
Polo tournament between the teams of Chitral and Gilgit during
the second week of July. The tournament is held on Shandur Pass,
the highest Polo ground in the world at 3700 meters. The
festival also includes folk music, dancing and a camping village
is set up.
Meeting, processions, rallies, decorations and illustrations all
over the country.
(3rd week of November for 05 days )
31. Choimus Festival of Kalash
Much dancing in giant circles around bonfires and chanting in mesmerizing repetitions - with just a drum beat accompanying the voices. The girls wear intricate costumes with head- dresses made of cowry shells, coins and beads with intricate hair braiding and headwear. The heavy headdress weighing several pounds is presented to the girl by her uncle. Other jewellery includes necklaces made from apricot kernels, a traditional gift during Choimus. Women often paint their faces with ink (replacing earlier customs of facial tattooing). Single woman are expected to find themselves a husband during these festivals. Just before the main festival, seasonal foods are offered to the ancestral spirits and a kotik, light for the ancestors, is lit. After this ritual the food, considered impure, is offered to the elderly women to be eaten.
During the festival, purity is paramount and celibacy is
enforced throughout the days of the event so all the people will
be in pure mind when Balomain visit the valley. All the people
must be cleansed in a ritual bathing the week before the
festival begins. During the men's purification ceremony, they
must not sit down at all during the day and at night the blood
of a sacrificed goat is sprinkled on their faces. Special bread
is eaten cooked away from the main village which is prepared by
men only during the purification ceremony. Other bread called
jaou or choimus bread is prepared for the festival which is
stuffed with crushed walnuts and goats cheese.
The fairs held at the shrines of Sufi saints are called Urs. They generally mark the death anniversary of the saint. On these occasions devotees assemble in large numbers and pay homage to the memory of the saint. Soul inspiring music is played and devotees dance in ecstasy. The music on these occasions is essentially folk and appealing. It forms a part of the folk music through mystic messages. The most important Urs are: Urs of Data Ganj Bukhsh at Lahore, Urs of Hazrat Mian Mir at Lahore, Urs of Baba Farid Ganj Shakar at Pakpattan, Urs of Hazrat Bahaudin Zakria at Multan, Urs of Sakhi Sarwar Sultan at Dera Ghazi Khan, Urs of Shah Hussain at Lahore, Urs of Hazrat Bullehe Shah at Kasur and Urs of Hazrat Imam Bari (Bari Shah Latif) at Rawalpindi-Islamabad.
A big fair is organized at Jandiala Sher Khan in district Sheikhupura on the Mausoleum of Syed Waris Shah who is the most loved Sufi poet of Punjab due to his work known as Heer Ranjha.
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