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Posted On: 29 February 2012 04:07 am
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Basant Mela (spring festival) by PWA

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Basant Mela on March 1st

Event Details:

Pakistan Women’s Association (PWA) & TR events (co-organizer) is organizing Basant Mela (Spring Festival) at Al-Wakra Stadium on 1st March 2012, Thursday; from 4pm till 12 midnight. H.E. Sarfraz Khanzada, Pakistani Ambassador to Qatar will inaugurate the event.

It is one of the biggest and colorful event of the year; featuring Live Music, games, shopping stands, free bouncy rides, face painting, henna designing and a dedicated area for desi & fast food etc. In addition, public will have the joy of participating in quiz competition for all ages with fabulous prizes throughout the festival & where the excitement will reach fever pitch. While keeping a healthy family entertainment, we have restricted this festival exclusively for families.

Basant is a decades-old & colourful tradition of kite-flying festival & one of the most celebrated events in Pakistan every year. Basant festival brings the news of advent of spring. The festival lies in the month of February-March. The festival is celebrated with full vivacity and festivity to mark the end of the winters. The whole of Indian subcontinent celebrates this festival; Yellow colour is considered auspicious and is given importance on this day. There is a feeling of plenty and thus gaiety in the atmosphere; the nations celebrates it by flying kites, wear yellow clothes, cook yellow rice, colourful gates are built; streets are decorated & musical events are organized all over.

Our aim is introduce Basant festival in Qatar for the first time in a larger scale to showcase our culture & to bring our community to one entertainment platform. We also warmly welcome all the different communities to come and be a part of our exciting & fun filled event.