Kalash festival set for 13 May


Kalash, 06 May 08: Spring festival of the Kalasha tribes dwelling in the three scenic but forlorn valleys of Chitral district is to begin next week. Known as Joshi or Chilm Jusht, the four day festival (13,15-16 May), not only is a joyous occasion for the Kalash, who welcome spring time by drinking and dancing and observing different religious rituals,  but is also an occasion of entertainment for the many local and foreign tourists who flock to these valleys at this pristine time of the year there. This year hot weather coupled with extended Loadshedding in the cities may drive more than usual number of local tourists to the                

Kalash valleys of Bumburait, Rumboor and Birir. Mean while Kalash men and women can be seen busy shopping for the festival in Chitral bazaars. –(TKT report)


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