QUETTA: Baloch culture day is being celebrated across the country and the Province of Balochistan including Kharan, Dalbandin, Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur, Nushki, Khuzdar, Chagai, Kalat, Mastung, Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Hub, Bolan and other areas on Friday.
March 2nd is marked annually as Baloch culture day. Cultural programmes would be held at different places in Quetta including University of Balochistan, Millennium Mall and several other areas.
Baloch people mark this culture day by wearing traditional dresses. Baloch children and women celebrate the day with passion entrenched in tradition, taking out rallies and arranging different gatherings.
Cultural landscape of Balochistan portray various ethnic groups. Though people speak different languages, there is a similarity in their literature, beliefs, moral order and customs. Celebration of the culture day is a sign of gladsome nations. Celebrating culture day is a mean to shield tradition, civilization and culture. It shows ones fashion, lifestyle, and emotional attachment and belonging with the civilization and country.
The Baloch culture has proven to be one of the oldest and strongest cultures of the world by archaeologists and researchers. The Baloch culture is distinctive for ‘Baloch Hospitality’, Bravery and keeping promises.
One of the most distinguishing features of the Baloch are their dresses which are mostly self stitched, having their own pattern. Balochi dresses are very famous in Pakistan. The Baloch culture is one of the majestic cultures in the world and all Balochs celebrate it with great fervor.
Having been free of foreign invasion and influence has allowed the culture to form its own unique identity. Their dress code and traditions are culturally very distinct from other communities in both Iran and Pakistan where they reside.
Baloch culture has its origins in Iran rather than the sub-continent. Their language is from a branch of Western Iranian languages which also includes Persian and Kurdish. The Baloch people originally lived around the Caspian Sea before migrating to their present day location over a course of many a hundred years.