TODAY’S HOLIDAY: SHAHI DURBAR

Shahi Durbar

This annual fair takes place in the town of Sibi in theBaluchistan Province of Pakistan. The event goes back to the 15th century, when it centered around a gathering of tribal elders (durbar means “royal gathering”), and it is still an occasion for local politicians to speechify and debate each other. But it also features an agricultural fair, a handicraft market, and numerous sporting events, including horse racingtent pegging, wrestling, and cockfighting. It represents a unique opportunity to observe the traditional customs and costumes of the tribal people of Baluchistan. More… Discuss

 

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