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Choimus Festival will start on 15th December in Kalash
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Choimus Festival will start on 15th December in Kalash

One of the famous celebrations in Kalash valley is the Choimus festival. It is celebrated to enjoy winter along with giving tributes to their gods. These festivals are the biggest occasion to find potential partners for young girls and boys. Choimus Festival is an ancient cultural event that takes place every year around the same time in the Kalash valley, Pakistan. Kalash valleys are surrounded by the Hindukush mountains. People who live in these valleys are called Kalasha people. Who have a unique culture, traditions, and language and follow an ancient form of Hinduism. During this festival they think that their ancestor's spirits visit them and bring blessings along with them. During the festival, people not only drink, dance, and have fun in general. They also w...
“Burning Man Festival”: Event for self expression & self relience
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“Burning Man Festival”: Event for self expression & self relience

The Burning Man festival occurs every year from the 28th of August to the 5th of September. This festival occurs in the Black Rock Desert of Pershing County in the state of Nevada, USA. This festival is happening for around 3 decades. The event is mainly focused on various aspects such as community, self-expression, and self-reliance. The name of the event might seem somewhat scary but don’t worry it’s just a name.  The name of the event is due to the symbolic burning of a large wooden statue that resembles a structure of a Man. Larry Harvey and Jerry James are the founders of this world-famous festival. The Burning man festival has a total of 10 basic principles. These principles include basic social ethics such as radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-relia...
Queen Tiye : First ever Pharoah’s Queen buried in Royal Graveyard
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Queen Tiye : First ever Pharoah’s Queen buried in Royal Graveyard

Queen Tiye was the first ever Pharoah Queen to be buried in a royal graveyard. The ancient Egyptians would bury their Pharoah kings in the hidden royal graveyard along with all of their wealth. However, the practice did not start for queens until the reign of Queen Tiye. Queen Tiye was the daughter of Yuya and Thuya who later became the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharoah Amenhotep III. She is most known due to her grandchild Tutankhamun. Egyptians referred to her as The Elder Lady in their times. Although Queen Tiyes's father was not a member of the royal family, however, he was a wealthy Egyptian landowner.  Her mother, on the other hand, was a member of the royal family and a leader of various religious cults at the time. Moreover, Egyptologists suggest that Queen Tiye's f...
Line of Control: Religious division yet with cultural similarities
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Line of Control: Religious division yet with cultural similarities

Line of Control (LOC) is a border between India and Pakistan. This fence is their post-1971 war ceasefire. Despite having hundreds of differences, we must admit that both nations resemble a lot in various terms. For a major portion of the world, India and Pakistan are two enemy countries in South Asia. Both nuclear powers share more borders than any other countries, as well as differences. Minor or major incidents happen all the time on Line of Control (LOC), Wahgah, Poonch, and other coveted borders. But after the 2020 intervention, ceasefire signed by both countries and after that Kashmir is opened for tourists as well. Both nations have so many political, demographic, and diplomatic differences. But there is more to see in this small picture. If you read both nations in detail,...
Gali Surjan Singh : Secret gem now opened for tourists
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Gali Surjan Singh : Secret gem now opened for tourists

The most beautiful and colorful street on Androon Lahore is Gali Surjan Singh. The street was restored in 2011 by WLCA. Moreover, You can visit and endure yourself by the richness of the culture. What comes to mind when someone says Lahore? Undoubtedly the rich culture and amazing food. The real Lahore, also known as Androon Lahore is full of mesmerizing buildings and secrets. One of them is Gali Surjan Singh. If you visit "Delhi Gate", after a walk of 5 minutes there is a sign on the right side of the street. Whereas, entering there you can endure the cultural and historical thirst by all means. Gali Surjan Singh was named after Hakim Surjan Singh, the 19th-century physician who lived in the street. Surjan Singh was a known physician in that era and was respected by the people. H...