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Pakistan celebrates Eid with prayers and festivity

Pakistani Muslims pose for selfie after attending Eid al-Adha prayers in Lahore on September 13, 2016. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI

Pakistan celebrates Eid ul Fitr with religious fervour and prayers Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across Pakistan with religious zeal and fervour, prayers of peace, with sweets and selfies. Eid prayers were offered at mosques and Eid gahs in all cities and towns of the country. Special prayers were offered for the well-being of the country while in sermons the Ulema ... Read More »

Eid ul Fitr 2018 holidays in Pakistan announced

Women buy bangles in a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, ahead of Eid ul-Fitr celebrations.

Eidul Fitr holidays in Pakistan will be observed from June 15 to June 18, 2018, according to the interior ministry. The holidays will continue from June 15 to June 18 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday), the interior ministry said in a notification. Eidul Fitr celebrations mark the culmination of the Holy month of Ramazan during which Muslims all over the world ... Read More »

Ramadan 2018: Longest and shortest fasting hours in the world

Muslims mark beginning of Ramadan 2016

This year, Ramadan 2018 simultaneously began in most parts of the world, including Pakistan, with the first fast on May 17. Muslims all over the world are all prepared for a month of fasting from dawn to sunset. The holy month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, allows believers to purify themselves through fasting, prayers and spiritual ... Read More »

Parades, fireworks and air show mark Pakistan’s 70th Independence anniversary

An aerobatic team performs during a rehearsal ahead of Independence day celebrations in Islamabad. —AFP

Pakistan’s 70th Independence anniversary marked with traditional fervour Fireworks, parades, air show and many more events marked the 70th year of independence today (Monday). On the night of 13th, many citizens took to the streets to celebrate the Independence Day with traditional fervour and enthusiasm. The day dawn with a salute of 31 guns in the federal capital and 21 gun salute in provincial ... Read More »

Chinese New Year celebrations around the world

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China marks Lunar New Year with prayers, incense, fireworks The Chinese Lunar New Year kicked off Saturday ushering in the beginning of the Year of Rooster and the beginning of spring. According to the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Rooster are brave, responsible and punctual. Thousands visited Beijing’s major temples on Saturday, the first day of ... Read More »

Photos: Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Palestinians pray on Monday morning at the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid-ul-Azha on Monday, one of the two most important festivals of the Islamic calendar. The world’s 1.5 billion Muslims marked the start of Eid al-Adha, or the feast of sacrifice on Monday, while in Saudi Arabia nearly 2 million pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the hajj by symbolically stoning the devil. Muslims ... Read More »

Millions of Muslims across the world celebrate Eid ul Fitr

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Millions of people around the world have gathered for prayers and feasting to mark the end of the Holy Month Across the world, millions of Muslims have marked the end of Ramadan with prayers, feasting and family time. Traditional greetings during the Islamic holiday begin with Eid Mubarak, which means “Have a blessed Eid.” Families gather together to pray, share ... Read More »

Photos: World celebrates Chinese New Year 2016

A flash mob featuring a hundred performers in monkey costumes makes an appearance to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year in Times Square on Manhattan, New York, the United States, Feb. 6, 2016. (Xinhua/Wang Lei)

The Lunar New Year is China’s biggest holiday. Around the world, families are coming together to celebrate. BEIJING (China) — Millions of people around the world are celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year.The spring festival is typically spent feasting and visiting temples with friends and family, and not unlike the western New Year’s celebration that takes place on January ... Read More »

China’s Harbin Ice Festival is world’s most stunning winter festival

The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival features spectacular ice sculptures that are bathed in ethereal lights (AFP Photo/Wang Zhao)

More than one million visitors are expected to attend the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival, where buildings of ice are bathed in ethereal lights and international ice sculptors compete for honors The legendary Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival, famous for its spectacular sculptures and giant replicas, is now officially underway in northern China. The annual event, now in its 32nd ... Read More »

Photos: Christmas 2015 celebrations in Pakistan

Children come out after visiting the St. John Cathedral Church illuminated with lights ahead of Christmas celebrations in Peshawar. —Reuters

In Pakistan, Christmas preparations are in full swing. Christmas trees have been built and the churches have been illuminated with special lights. Christians across the cuntry are all set to celebrate Christmas on Friday (today). Members of the Christian community living across Pakistan have decorated their homes and streets with Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments, tableware, lights, stockings. Christmas festivities include distributing ... Read More »

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