The people of Hunza valley, among others in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, celebrate the Persian new year with great zeal. The celebrations are quite different from what are observed in modern day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan etc but Hunza has been able to keep this tradition alive throughout centuries.
Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) has been organizing the Hunza Cultural Festival every year for people of Hunza living in the twin cities. The event has been regularly held since 2009; only with exception of 2013 where it was canceled due to the demise of multiple armed force personnel from Hunza in an accident on Karakoram Highway.
Like many Muslims nations that celebrate Eid al Adha (the feast of sacrifice following Abrahamic tradition), Ismaili Muslims in Hunza also celebrate the day with great religious zeal but perhaps with a slightly different tradition.
The 2015 edition of Hunza Cultural Festival concludes in Islamabad with performances by some well known artists from Hunza. The 2-day long cultural event was organized by Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) under the slogan “keeping tradition alive’.
The Hunza Cultural Forum (HCF) is back with its annual Hunza Cultural Festival. HCF has been doing this event for the diaspora of the greater Hunza (Shinaki, Kanjud & Gojal) annually since 2009.
The Youth of Gilgit-Baltistan have arranged Hunzo-e-Maraka – an event that will offer the mystic music, traditional foods and other cultural activities to its participants. The program is being arranged in collaboration with Saiyah travels and Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan.
An annual fashion show “Safar-e-Balad” was organized at STEP Institute of Art, Design and Management, Lahore. The event with the tagline “The Creative Journey” allowed 1 year BTEC Level 3 Diploma students of Fashion & Clothing to display and exhibit their final collections.
The students from Gilgit-Baltistan & Chitral (GB&C) held a cultural and musical event at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, on 24th October, 2014. The event was part of annual programs that the students arrange each year before Gilgit-Baltistan Day (Independence Day of Gilgit-Baltistan).