Islamabad, Oct 17: “Wakhi Cultural Festival” organised by Gojal Educational and Cultural Associtaiton in collaboration with the Lok Virsa will commence from 21st to 25th October, 2009 at the Lok Virsa, Islamabad.
Artisans from all areas of arts from Gojal valley will participate to showcase the rich cultural heritage, folklore, oral traditions, handicrafts and music of Wakhi people.
The festival will start with presentation of the traditional folklore, showmuborakbod while a seminar on Wakhi culture, history and language will be the main attraction at the first day of the festival in which Scholars, intellectuals will read papers and make their recommendations for preserving and promoting, perpetuating folklore, culture and language of Wakhi people.
Stalls of Traditional Cuisine will be se up for sale all through the festival while master artisans will set up their stalls at the festival grounds and display authentic arts and crafts of Wakhi people.
The days following will include folkloric performances as folklore songs, dance and dramas depicting the rich traditional values of wakhi people.