Wakhi Cultural Festival begins AM000000120000002228 7, 2008Posted by Mыsofer in Gojal Pakistan.
Folk artists clad in traditional white and burnishing gold Chogha enthralled a select gathering by singing Sho Muborakbod, a traditional song to welcome guests, to herald the beginning of a five-day Wakhi Cultural Festival at Lok Virsa Museum here on Wednesday.
The event showcased the unique lifestyle of the Wakhi people living in four countries including Pakistan’s Gojal and Ishkoman valleys in Gilgit-Baltistan and Boroghil in Chitral.
The ceremony of putting the traditional white woolen caps on the heads of the chief guest, Terje Thodesen, Counsellor/head of the development section of Norwegian Embassy, and Executive Director Lok Virsa Khalid Javaid was a symbolic gesture that Wakhi Pamiri people wanted to enter the mainstream of cultural life.
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