March 20, 2017 Nowruz in Hunza valley

Nowruz Mubarak from the Hunza Valley in Pakistan

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.

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