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Welcomed in a traditional manner with religious rituals and prayers being performed in mosques by the people. In popular cities of Pakistan, such as Lahore, Karachi, preparations for the New Year starts days before the arrival of the actual day. Different households welcome the New Year in different manner. In most of the houses, women folk become busy in cleaning the houses and people buy new clothes and prepare large variety of delightful dishes to entertain the guests and the family members. People also offer prayers or “namaz” at the nearest mosque and greet each other

Preparations for the arrival of the new year starts long ahead with the major cities of Pakistan like Lahore, Karachi adorning a festive look. In the different Pakistani households hectic preparations are made where the women folk clean the houses, buy new clothes and prepare wide variety of mouth watering dishes to entertain the guests and the family members. On the first day of the new year in Pakistan the people wear new clothes and offer prayers or 'namaz' at the nearest mosque and wish each other 'happy new year'.

Celebrate the New Year celebrations in an non-Islamic manner. They arrange feasts and dance parties. They play games, watch movies and enjoy delicious dishes. Some explode fire crackers to announce the arrival of New Year. Some visit families and friends. But many are those who lost their self-control on this day and forget the respect of elders. In this way they waste their money and time.

Pakistani’s celebrate it with indiscriminate and random aerial firing, creating harassment, fear and resulting in injuring over 50 to 100 people. Youngsters march towards beach, display careless biking skills, harasses families esp. when they see women creature.A golden waterfall cascaded from the deck of the bridge as the effect, kept top secret until midnight, changed shapes from a star to a spinning wheel to a flower before being revealed as a glowing sun.

Like most of the other countries which celebrates 1st of January as the New Year day, this day is officially declared as New Year in Pakistan. It is a time of celebrations, merriment and revelry. The festival of Nawrooz lasts for nearly six days marked by celebrations and enthusiasm, and passion. People welcome the New Year with the hope that the coming year will be more prosperous, successful and full of happiness as compared to the year gone by. The people of Pakistan usher in the New Year with hope and eagerness and the excitement is quite palpable.


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