Special events and festivals

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 14 August, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 14 August, 2004, 12:00am

Sibi Festival (last week of February): Traditional sports, handicrafts exhibition, folk music and dances held in Baluchistan.

National Horse & Cattle Show (last week of March): Cattle races, cattle dances, tent-pegging, tattoo show, folk music, dance, bands, cultural floats and folk games, held in Lahore.

Jashan-e-Shikarpur (April): Week-long festival of cultural activities, local sports and handicrafts exhibition in Shikarpur.

Shandur Polo Festival (July 7-9): Traditional polo tournament between teams from Chitral and Gilgit held on the highest polo ground in the world, the Shandur Pass. Also folk music and dance, and competitions.

Phool (September 20-25): Reaping grapes and walnuts, dancing and singing. Held in Kalash Valleys near Chitral.