• FESTIVALS




RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS

Shab-e-Barat Celebrated on 14th of Shaaban, the 8th Islamic month
Eid-ul-Fitr 1st of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic Calendar-celebrating end of Ramazan the fasting month
Eid-ul-Azha It commemorates the greatest sacrifice offered by Prophet Ibrahim and is celebrated on 10th Zilhaj, 12th month of Islamic Calendar
Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi Birth Anniversary of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (P.B.U.H) on 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal

REGIONAL FESTIVALS

Sibi Festival Celebrated in last week of February at Sibi (Balochistan). Traditional sports, handicrafts exhibitions folk music are the main feature
Sindh Horse & Cattle Show Celebrated in last week of February at Jacobabad (Sindh). Traditional sports, handicrafts exhibitions, folk music are the main features
Jashan-e-Larkana Celebrated in last week of February at Larkana (Sindh). Traditional sports, exhibition of handicrafts, folk music and dances are the prime features
Basant Basant festival is celebrated with pomp and show in mid-February every year in Lahore
Nauroze Celebrated only in Gilgit, Hunza, Skardu and Chitral on March 21st. Polo, foot-ball, volley-ball and hockey matches, folk dances and music are the salient features
Mela Chiraghan (Festival of lamps) Celebrated in last week of March and held for one week outside Shalimar Gardens, Lahore
Jashan-e-Shikarpur Celebrated in April for one week at Shikarpur, Sindh and highlights cultural activities, local sports and handicrafts exhibition
Joshi or Chilimjusht Kalash festival to welcome spring on 14th & 15th May of every year and is held in Kalash Valley (Chitral)
Shandur Polo Festival Traditional polo tournament between the teams of Chitral and Gilgit played on the highest polo ground of the world at Shandur Pass
Lok Mela Celebrated in 1st week of April, for ten days and features folk music, folk dances, craftsmen at work exhibition and display of handicrafts