About Norouz Festival

What is Norouz Festival? This question hits the mind since this festival is quite popular but nonetheless many do not know about it. Nouroz Festival is celebrated in Northern Pakistan areas like Chitral, Gilgit, Hunza and Baltistan. It happens to be a socio-religious festival.

In addition to the above locations, Norouz Festival gets also celebrated boisterously in Balochistan and in the urban centers of Karachi and Lahore. Normally it takes place with the beginning of the spring season such as on March 21st but this festival goes on for weeks.

In Baltistan, this festival is witnessed being celebrated with huge gusto since the people gift each others the colored eggs, play polo-volleyball-hockey-football, wrestling plus the flock dances are done, songs and music are displayed to show happiness and the handicrafts are exhibited.

In Balochistan, the festival gets marked with outdoor feasts and the most interesting thing there which is witnessed in the traditional jumping over the fire to wash the sins.

 

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