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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.


Christmas Day

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'.


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