Tourists from a number of countries including Germany, France and Japan have arrived in Chitral to enjoy Chilam jusht festival, began in Kalash valley of Chitral on Tuesday (May 14). Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has made all necessary arrangements to facilitate tourists. A tented village has been set up to facilitate tourists. They are being provided brochures and pamphlets about geography, local culture and traditions.
The Kalash community celebrates Chilam Joshi in the mid of May every year to welcome the spring season. The Kalash people are living in Bumburate, Birir and Rumbur valleys of Chitral District. Their culture is unique in the whole world.
During the festival, men and women meet with the aim of finding a spouse. This festival gives an excellent opportunity to celebrate the beginning of summer and to give a message of peace to the world. During this festival, the people of Kalash pray for the safety of their fields and animals. The people of Kalash adore the music and dance to the beat of drums. Both men and woman share these moments of dancing together during the festivities. The Kalash are for their music and dance festivals.
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20 July, 2019