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Culture of Pakistan | Note
Culture of Pakistan
Culture may be defined as behavior peculiar to human beings, together with material objects used. Culture consists of language, ideas, beliefs, customs, codes, institution, tools, techniques, work of art, ceremonies and so on.
SALIENT FEATURES OF PAKISTANI CULTURE:
Pakistan came into existence to provide its people a system of life-based on Islam. The people, in spite of some differences of languages, customs and traditions commonly follow one religion of Islam.
A number of languages are spoken in Pakistan. Some of them are Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, and Balochi. But Urdu is spoken and understood in all parts of Pakistan. It is the medium of communication between all regions of Pakistan.
Literature is an important aspect of our cultural life. Most of our poets reflect Islamic code and trend in their poetry. They gave the message of love and brotherhood.
The dress is an important manifestation of culture. The regional dresses of Pakistan undergo changes in the light of local tradition, economic conditions, the way of living and wealth in the region. But in all Provinces, people generally wear Shalwar Kameez.
111 Pakistani culture, the male member of the family enjoys the key position: Family is headed by a male member and in most cases, he is the sole source of income for other members of the family.
Embroidery, leather works, glazed pottery, woodwork, carpet making, metal crafts, ivory are the essential parts of our culture. Pakistani craftsmen are considered as the best in their craftsmanship. They are known for the high-quality works which are very popular in foreign countries
The games like wrestling, hockey, cricket, football, squash, Kabaddi etc. are popular in every part of our country. These games reflect our cultural identity.
Education contributes a great deal to developing national character. The educational system plays a vital role in the formation of culture. Unity and solidarity of a nation.
Festivals are an important part of our culture. Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha are our two main religious festivals: They are celebrated with great happiness throughout the country.