Light & Fire: Centuries old Mayfang Festival being celebrated in Baltistan

Light & Fire: Centuries old Mayfang Festival being celebrated in Baltistan

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Mayfang is a centuries old festival celebrated in the Baltistan region of Pakistan. The Balti people celebrate the three day festival to mark the end of the longest night of the year. People dance, celebrate and rejoice on this day, holding torches made of wood. The festival was celebrated by the locals with the support of the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Liaqat Kazmi’s report from Skardu

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