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.
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.
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).