Hello! Jo, and Everyone
I hope you are all fine. Thank you! Jo and everyone for you kind concern.
Jo, it’s really nice to know more about you. And you will like it when you try Pakistani food.
As for my favourite landmark in Pakistan, I like ‘Moen Jo Daro’ and ‘Baltit fort’. I haven’t visited them yet but I have read about them and have seen their beautiful pictures and their documentaries on TV. I like historical places very much. My father has seen Moen Jo Daro, that time he used to live in the interior part of Sindh. He was quite younger then and often used to cycle there as it was at a mile’s distance from his home.
Here are my answers to the quiz:
1) It’s boiling! – It’s very hot
2) Nice weather foe ducks! – The weather is bad and rainy
3) Brrr! It’s a bit parky today! – It’s cold
4) It’s bucketing down. – It’s raining heavily
5) It’s close! – I don’t know exactly maybe it’s warm
Here are some pictures of Halwa Puri
chickpeas and puri
Today I'm writing about the festivals celebrated in Pakistan.
We follow the lunar calendar and the religious festival that is celebrated is called Eid. There are two Eids celebrated in a year called Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Fitr is also called Ramadan Eid.
As I said, we follow the lunar calendar; the new month begins with the sighting of the moon and a month is of 29 or 30 days. Ramadan is the 9th month of the lunar calendar. Muslims observe fasts in this month and celebrate Eid on first day of the 10th month. The fast is kept by having a little food at dawn a while before a call to prayer and broken at the time of sunset with a call to prayer. This means one has to abstain from food till the sunset. People exchange sweets and make delicious food at Eid and it’s a great time to have a meet up with family and friends. The second Eid, Eid-ul-Azha, is celebrated in the month of Zilhajj which is the 12th month of the lunar calendar. Muslims perform Hajj in this month(pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mekkah. This Eid is celebrated by sacrificing animals which is a tradition of Prophet Abraham (Pbuh). A small part of meat is kept at home and the rest is distributed among the orphans, widows and the homeless. Hajj is obligatory and those who are in good health and are financially sound should perform it once in life. Sacrificing animals also depends on one’s financial soundness. The birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh) is also celebrated both as a festival and a holy event.
Other religious festivals that are celebrated are Christmas, Holi, Dipawali and Navroz (Zoroastrian New Year). Navroz is also celebrated as spring festival. Basant (kite flying) is considered to be a cultural festival.
Replies to your comments:
How are you Wisarut? First of all, I would like to say that here in Pakistan, people like Thai food very much. If I am not wrong the main ingredients for Thai cooking are coconut milk, fish sauce and noodles, aren’t they? It’s a good idea to save rain water, because it’s a main source of irrigation for seasonal crops.
Manas, can I ask you a question? Are you from Mumbai? I like this city very much especially the Chopati beach and there is one more called Juhu Chopati.
Sayla, thank you for your lovely comments! I would like to say that there was a time when Bangladesh was called East Pakistan. It’s so nice to meet you. And thank you Bappy for reading my blog. I hope to read more from you.
Tomo, you are right, it’s all because of the global warming. However, we can save our environment by changing our lifestyles. As the time passes things are getting modernized.
Hello Ana Paula! It’s so lovely to read your nice comment about rain and the band Legiao Urbana. In answering to your question, I have never been to UK, but I read a lot about it. As you know I’m taking CIMA qualification and its head office is also in London at Chapter Street. Secondly, I read a lot about food, surf on the internet for recipes and watch food channels such the BBC-Food.
Hello Ernesto! It’s great to read someone from Chile. Can I ask you a question? Does it rain in winter in your country? I hope to hear more from you. And thank you Gabriel! It’s great to hear about the winter season in your country. I like winter but I don’t like winter blues.
Teresa, how have you been? I would like to say that I’m good at cooking and you know what? Girls are better at cooking than guys but I really can’t understand why all the world famous chefs are men. I think women are not restricted to work in Pakistan. And men do go abroad for good. The problem of electricity in my country is due to power shortage which is 163MW.
Dear friends I’ll try my best to reply to your comments daily as Saturday would be the last day of my blogging and I want to talk to you all as much as I can.
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