Pakistan is a country where both seasons i.e. winters and summers occur on their peak. It would be hilarious for a person if he is asked to go for some fair in minus degree temperature. But it could only be seen in the passionate people of Pakistan who will say “yes” to such trips even in the frozen weather. Sibi Mela promotes the culture of Pakistani tribal areas and their market as well.
Sibi is a city which is located in Balouchistan province of Pakistan. On the opening passage of Bolan Pass, it lies in the south-eastern region of Quetta at about 163 kilometers far away. Sibi mela was started to be celebrated from 15th century. This mela is characterized by a meeting of a stream of the tribal people that congregate in the middle of the month February with their cattle. Not only Balouchistan, but the people from Sindh and Punjab also participate in this grand event. The event also includes races of camels, cows, horse and cattle shows, folk music and dances, cultural shows, exhibitions reflecting the local traditions, folk songs, pavilion pegging, animal markets for selling and purchasing cattle, tribal costumes, handiwork etc.
It is not confined for the sake of amusement; rather there are certain advantages of Sibi mela. It is a source of promoting the local handcraft. People from all cities of Balouchistan come here to buy handcraft as it is considered as a big market for them. The major advantage is that this mela results in the interbreeding of the cattle including camels, cows, horses etc resulting in the reproduction of wide variety of cattle. People buy cattle from here because of a couple of advantages, they can have it for a very reasonable price plus a wide range is available here in terms of species.