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    KALASH FESTIVAL CHILIM JUSHT FROM 13TH MAY

    KALASH FESTIVAL CHILIM JUSHT FROM 13TH MAY

    By Zahiruddin

    CHITRAL: The spring festival of Kalash tribes living in the adjacent valleys of Bumburate, Rumbur and Birir will commence from 12th of May with traditional fanfare of merry-making to herald the advent of spring season.

    A large number of Kalash people, mostly women folk, can be seen in the city markets shopping different items for the festival which are mostly related to the dresses for women folk and children during the festival. 

    The preparations of the festival started a month before its commencement in the form of renovation of houses, repair and replacement of different items of houses pertaining to beds, furniture, crockery and decoration. 

    The Kalash people said that a large quantity of milk has been reserved in each home for the  inaugural ceremony  called chhir peyek (offering of milk) held on mohalla level during w which it  is used lavishly used.  

    Meanwhile, the rooms in different hotels of the valleys have already been booked in advanced by the tourists who have started reaching here.

    Lower Chitral DC Muhammad Imran Khan told Dawn that all necessary arrangements have been made including the maintenance of roads leading to all the three valleys to facilitate the tourists.

    “All necessary arrangements have been made to facilitate the kalash people as well as tourists”, DC lower imran khan

    He said that a large number of tourists are scheduled to visit the valley on this occasion which included foreigners while a fool-proof security plan  was  be put in place so that the minorities could observe their festival with satisfaction of mind.

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