Pakistan Day Festival

One thing I love about the Washington D.C. area is the cultural diversity. For example, I was invited to a festival on Sunday that celebrated Pakistan’s independence day. The Southeast Asian country was a former British colony until 1947 when the colony was released from British control and divided into the two countries of Pakistan and India. I had a great time learning about its history and enjoying the delicious food. There were clothing vendors everywhere, so I took advantage and bought a semi-traditional shirt. I say semi because it’s made to look like a traditional Pakistani shirt but can be worn with jeans. They also had music and dancers that my daughter and I enjoyed watching perform even if we couldn’t understand what they were saying. This festival really raised my interest to find more festivals of different cultures to attend.

male dancers

female dancers

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