Gilgit, May 25: This year the annual Shandur Polo Festival will be held in the first week of July, i.e. 2-4 July, instead of the traditional schedule. The change is schedule comes because the Islamic month of Ramzan, fasting, is likely to start in the second week of July. During Ramzan festivities are forbidden and people avoid eating and taking liquids, from dawn to dusk.
The festival is attended every year by thousands of people from within Pakistan, along with tourists from other parts of the world.