Culture DEFINITION:- Culture is defined as the ways of living of different people at the same time in different parts of the same region.
Culture of Pakistan The society and culture of Pakistan comprises of: Punjabis, Kashmiris, Sindhis Muhajirs, Makrani Pashtun Dardic Wakhi and Burusho These Pakistani cultures have been greatly influenced by many of the surrounding countries' cultures, such as the Turkic peoples, Persian, Afghan, and Indians of South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East.
CULTURE OF PAKISTAN Culture refers to the following Ways of Life, including but not limited to: Language : the oldest human institution and the most sophisticated medium of expression. Arts & Sciences : the most advanced and refined forms of human expression. Thought : the ways in which people perceive, interpret, and understand the world around them.
Spirituality : the value system transmitted through generations for the inner well-being of human beings, expressed through language and actions. Social activity : the shared pursuits within a cultural community, demonstrated in a variety of festivities and life-celebrating events. Interaction : the social aspects of human contact, including the give-and-take of socialization, negotiation, protocol, and conventions. All of the above collectively define the meaning of Culture.
PAKISTANI CULTURE INCLUDES: Pakistani literature : The common and shared tradition of Urdu literature and English literature of South Asia was inherited by the new state, Pakistan in 1947. Poetry: Poetry is a highly respected art and profession in Pakistan. The Urdu language has a rich tradition of poetry and includes the famous poets Dr Allama Iqbal national poet, Mirza Ghalib, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Ahmad Faraz, Jazib Qureshi and Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi. Apart from Urdu poetry, Pakistani poetry also has blends of other regional languages. Balochi, Sindhi, Punjabi, Seraiki, and Pashto poetry.
Performing arts: 1) Music 2) Dance 3) Drama and theatre. Visual arts: 1) Painting 2) Architecture Recreation and Sports: 1) Hockey 2) Squash 3) Cricket 4) Football 5) Boxing 6) Swimming Dress: The national dress of Pakistan is Shalwar Qameez for both men and women. It consists of a long, loose fitting tunic with very baggy trousers. The dress is believed to be an amalgamation of the dresses worn by the ancient Persians, and Mughal Empire who have left their impression on the people and culture of Pakistan.
Media: 1) Television 2) Radio 3) Cinema 4) Internet FESTIVALS: 1) Ramadan 2) Eid celebrations 3) Milad Un Nabi 4) Muharam (ASHURA) 5) Jashne Baharan 6) Independence day 7) Defence day