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Top cultural festivals of Pakistan

Pakistan has a very vibrant and rich culture and is very much popular all over the world for its many different festivals and joyous events, Pakistani people specially youngster knows how these cultural events are celebrated. There is an array of different events some of them are related to the history, some with religion and some are related to the rich culture of the country. There are different festivities from Eid day to Independence Day all the events are celebrated with great zeal and zest.


One of the most prominent festival is Eid-ul-Fitr that is immediately occurs after the month of Ramadan. The other name of Eid-ul-fitr is “sweet eid”, as on this occasion all the people prepare many delicious deserts like “halwa”, “Kheer”, and “sheer khurma” and people happily enjoy these delicious foods after fasting of 30 days.  The arrival of the eid is like music to the ear for children as this is the day when they will get eidis and fill their purses and pockets.

The other most celebrated cultural as well as religious festival is Eid-ul-Adha and sacrificial animals are brought from the animals market. The meat is shared among the relatives and poor. The most fun and attractive part is the BBQ which is the special party of this eid.

Other cultural festival is basant which is celebrated very enthusiastically in Punjab. People on this occasion are in yellow dresses. People make arrangements in grounds and on their rooftops to fly kites.  On this day sky is full of bright and colorful kites.

The top ten cultural Pakistani festivals are.

  1. Eid-ul-Fitr
  2. Eid-ul-Adha
  3. Eid Milad-ul-Nabi
  4. Basant
  5. Independence Day: it is on 14th of August
  6. Pakistan Day: it is on 23rd of March
  7. Defence Day: it is on 6th September
  8. Shandur polo festival
  9. Horse and cattle show
  10. Lok Mela festival (Islamabad)