Muslims around the world are once again anticipating the arrival
of the holiest month of the year. During Ramadan, the ninth
month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims all over the world
unite in a period of fasting and spiritual reflection, renewal
and family bonds.
The Festival of Kites, is said to be originated in
India. It has been said as an Indian hobby, but in the cities
of Punjab such as Lahore, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi, basant
is the time when skies are filled with kites of all colors.
25th December, 2000
December 25th is a public holiday in Pakistan, but it is in
memory of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. In Christian homes,
cards and gifts are exchanged, new clothes are worn and friends
houses are visited. In the villages of Urdu and Punjabi, it
is called Bara Din, the Big Day. The villagers wear bright
clothes because it is a happy occasion. People embrace and
greet each other with 'Bara Din Mubarrak Ho','the blessing
of Christmas on you'.