Friday, September 4, 2009

Customs of Various Regions of Pakistan

Pakistan is a charming country. It is full of sceneries of various kinds. It has different regions of climates also. These geographical and climatic variations are reflected in the customs of various regions of Pakistan.

Pathans of frontier region are brave and sturdy. They are strong and war like. They have fought against invader from thousands of years. They are proud of their fire arms. As power of a tribe depends on number of men so Pathans feel happy over the birth of son. They protect the refugee at the cost their lives. They show hospitality to their guests. Their favourite food is meat.

Punjab has been called heart of Pakistan by Quaid-e-Azam. It has been seat of learning from thousands of year. Punjabis are religious by nature. Their fairs are usually connected with the Urs of saints. In village live farmers, they work from mornto’ night. In the evening they sit in the chopal make chit chat sing songs and talk about the day to day problems. Their marriages are colourful, whole village takes part in it.

Baluchis lead very hard and simple life due to the extreme weather. They sit and sleep on floor. Water is hard to get. Baluchi marriages are also colourful. They sing and dance on lively beat of drums. Bride groom arranges food for all guests. Food is brought with barat. Women of Balochistan wear most of jewellery all the time.

Civilization of Sindh is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. The Sindhi people are also religious by nature. Most of their festivals are religious. People from all over Pakistan come to celebrate the Urs of Shahbaz Qalander and Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai. Folk songs are sung on Ektara at the eve of Urs. Alghoza is also a popular musical instrument of the area. Sindhi embroidery is famous all over the world. Mirror work is also common in Sindh.

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