Pakistan is globally famous and recognized for its huge celebrations of festivals. If you are living abroad and want to spend your holidays in Pakistan then you must plan according to the celebration time, to be a part of the event. Pakistan is a diverse religious country and the nation rejoice all religious and cultural carnivals, which also attracts tourist.
We love celebrating events and making them memorable thru spending it with our loved ones. Nevertheless, we celebrate lots of festivals but here are some of the topmost which you wouldn’t want to miss:
- Eid-Ul-Fitr- A Meethi Eid
Eid-Ul-Fitr is also known as MEETHI EID, it is tradition to cook and eat desserts on this Eid, such as sawaiyaan, trifles, kheer and firni. Among all the festivals celebrated, it is the one on which people do lots of preparations, like purchasing new dresses, accessories, shoes, mehndi, jewelry, bangles etc. People visit relatives and friends to greet and invite them on lunch or dinner. It’s traditional to give kids cash named as Eidi.
The second most celebrated festival on a large scale is Eid-Ul-Azha, which is also called as the Meat Eid. The uniqueness of this event is that people buy animals such as camels, bulls, goats or lambs to sacrifice following the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim.
- Basant- Kite Flying Event
It is the most awaited festival full of fun and energy specifically for the adults and males. It is all about flying kites the whole day and night and represents the upcoming spring. It is usually celebrated in the month of February or March to welcome springtime by wearing yellow color dress code.
- Independence Day
Pakistan was born on 14th of August 1947; therefore, this day is celebrated to represent the freedom and independence and people like to wear green dresses along with decorating their houses, cars and bikes with little flags of the country.
- Folk festivals
Folk festivals are celebrated by provinces and you would love to attend them. Different cultures are represented in this festival by performances on songs in the traditional costumes. Every province has its own unique language, dress and songs which enhance the beauty of this carnival for the tourist.
- Horse and Cattle Show
Horse and cattle show is a big festival of Pakistan, which is celebrated to represent the different values and principals. In this jubilee acts like competitions, cattle dances, folk music and other shows take part to make it more exciting specifically for the kids.
- Puppet Show and Performing Arts Festival
This festival is all about puppets and their performances. It is commonly celebrated in Lahore, on which many tourists love to participate and attend the show. Theatrical dramas, skits, stalls, live performance of puppets and fun games are a fun part of this festival that you will never want to miss.