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THE RUBY OF BADAKHSHAN:Mausoleum of Great Ismaili Pir

Yamgan, Badakhsan (Photo by Karim Sajjad Hussain) To read about Pir Nasir Khusraw click here: Pir Nasir Khusraw

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Tajik-Afghan cross-border Navrouz celebrations

DUSHANBE, March 22, Asia-Plus: The efforts and collaboration of AKDN with the Government of Tajikistan and the Government of Afghanistan has led to organize 2 mega Tajik-Afghan cross-border concerts to celebrate the Navrouz Festival.  In this regard the first event was organised on 20th March as singers and musicians from...

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Novroz, a day of great significance

Navroz literally means a new day and marks the start of the Iranian new year. Besides Zoroasters, Muslims in different parts of the world also celebrate this festival. The significance of this year’s 21 March is multiple as people from different faith are celebrating different religious festivals.  On 21 March Christian...

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NAs Spring Festival startrs 21 March (Asghar Khan)

Northern Areas Tourism Department has announced the schedule for the Spring Festival 2008. The festival will celebrated from March 21 to April 21, 2008 accoringly:    GILGIT DISTRICT                21– 30 MARCH SKARDU DISTRICT              21– 26 MARCH DIAMER DISTRICT               3 – 6 April GHIZER DISTRICT               7 – 10 April GHANCHE DISTRICT            11-14...

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The Return of SEMN and Thagam Festival

Gulmit, March 7: Tomorrow evening when the sun light climbs the Mount “Chitrooy” two wooden pieces, arrow-like, called “Sutors” will be kept close to the roof window (Risn), by an unmarried young guy  in Gulmit and some other villages of Gojal Valley. These pieces of wood are one of the symbols of an agricultual festival known...

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