Pakistan HVACR Society

Art & Culture

Lahore's culture is unique due to its history. Known as the cultural capital or the Heart of Pakistan. Lahore's unique history amounts up to a culture which is among the most rich in the world. The history, architecture, institutions, food, clothing, films, music, fashion, and liberal community lifestyle attract many from all over the country.

Lahore is an extremely festive city. The people of Lahore celebrate many festivals and events throughout the year, blending Mughal, Western and current trends. Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha are celebrated with enthusiasm.

Basant is a Punjabi festival that marks the coming of spring. Basant celebrations in Pakistan are centered in Lahore, and people from all over the country as well as abroad come to the city for the annual festivities.

The National Horse and Cattle Show is one of the most famous annual festivals, it is held in Spring in the Fortress Stadium. During the week long activities, there is a display of livestock, horse and camel dances, tent pegging, colorful folk dances from all regions of Pakistan, mass-band displays and tattoo shows in the evenings.

The World Performing Arts Festival is held every autumn (usually in November) at the Alhambra cultural complex, a large venue consisting of several theatres and amphitheatres. This ten day festival consists of musicals, theatre, concerts, dance, solo, mime and puppetry shows e.t.c.