Pakistan. In Pakistan, Nowruz is typically celebrated in parts of Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially near the border with Afghanistan, and across Balochistan, with a large celebration held in the capital of Quetta.,
Though it is a largely secular celebration, it is often associated with and influenced by Zoroastrianism and Parsiism, in which Nowruz is a religious holiday. The festival is celebrated in many countries with significant Persian cultural influence, including Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan, and much of Central Asia.
Nowruz is a festival that has been celebrated for thousands of years. It is a secular holiday that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths and as such can take on additional interpretations through the lens of religion.
Ismailis across the globe celebrate Navroz with the recital of devotional poetry in the form of ginans, qasidas, and manqabas. Dried fruits, nuts, and grains are distributed among Jamati members, symbolising blessings of abundance and sustenance.20-Mar-2022
Lal Loi In some parts of Sindh, the Sindhi community celebrated Laal Loi (Lohri) on the 13th of January every year. During Lal Loi kids used to bring wood sticks from their grand parents and aunties and like a fire camp burnt these sticks in the night with people enjoying, dancing and playing around fire.
Nowruz is celebrated in many countries having significant Persian cultural influence like Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan and parts of Central Asia. Nowruz is celebrated by Kurds in Iraq and Turkey, as well as by the Iranis, Shias and Parsis in the Indian subcontinent and diaspora.21-Mar-2022
KHAPLU: A large group of people in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan region gathered in a valley this week to partake in a centuries-old festival that marks an end to the longest night of the year and brings the spring season a step closer in a territory notorious for its harsh winters.24-Dec-2021
Nowruz is celebrated by people in Iran, Zoroastrians, Shias and Ismaili Muslims. It marks the beginning of a new year and the first day of spring.20-Mar-2021
In Balti language Mayfung means festivity of waving fire and light at night. Locals celebrated the day on the night of Dec 21 to mark the end of the longest night of the year and start of the New Year. After the darkness fell on Dec 21, people started the festivities in every village and town of Baltistan division.22-Dec-2020