Senior citizens celebrate apricot blossom in Gojal

Senior citizens celebrate apricot blossom in Gojal

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Gulmit: Apricot blossom is in full swing in the valley. Elders of the Gulmit village gathered in a small garden covered with pinkish white apricot flowers. They offered prayers, discussed the past and the future. Photographs by Qasim Ali

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Women and men sit to celebrate the arrival of spring. The event was organized by a local unit of the Aga Khan Social Welfare Board, with the aim of engaging the senior citizens in a healthy activity.

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Prayers being offered for good health, prosperity and peace while an aromatic herb called “Supander” in the local language is being burnt

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Elders sit wearing traditional woolen robs

Women singing a folk song

Women singing a folk song

Traditional dance in long woolen robs

Traditional dance in long woolen robs

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A very peaceful scene

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