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QUETTA: The Baloch culture day was being marked across the province including Kharan, Dalbandin, Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur, Nushki, Khuzdar, Chagai, Kalat, Mastung, Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Hub, Bolan and other areas on Friday.

The 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 this day with traditional passion amid taking out rallies and arranging different gatherings.

Cultural landscape of Balochistan portrays various ethnic groups. Though people speak different languages, there is a similarity in their literature, beliefs, moral order and customs. Celebration of culture day is a sign of gladsome nations. The people who celebrate their culture are reviving around the world. Celebrating culture day is a best mean to shield tradition, civilization and culture. It shows ones fashion, lifestyle, emotions with their civilization and country mates.

The Baloch culture has been proved to be one of the oldest and strongest cultures of the world by archeologist showing the researches of Italian and French survey teams. The Baloch have got such a marvelous culture which describes Baloch distinctive and stronger than the rest of the other cultures, for instance, the ‘Baloch Hospitality’, Bravery and keeping its promises.

The most distinguishing figure of Baloch from other is the dresses of female who stitch their dresses themselves, having their own pattern. These Balochi dresses are very famous in entire Pakistan and costly as well. The culture of Baloch is one of the majestic cultures in the world and all Baloch celebrate it with great fervor.

Having been free of foreign invasion and influence has allowed Balochi 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.

The 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 hundred years.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018