CHITRAL, 17 May: The Chilum Jusht religious festival of Kailash tribe has concluded in Chitral.

The Kailash tribe in Bamboriat valley of Chitral celebrates Chilum Jusht festival every year with the end of winter season and start of new year of religious calendar. Women could be seen dressed up in traditional clothes and dancing in groups to celebrate the event. Males also beat drums and the elders sing religious poems and songs on the occasion. The males and females also choose their life partners at the event and announce their marriage at the final stage of the festival.

A large number of local and foreign tourists visit Chitral every year to enjoy the festival. The local people said the number of foreign tourists was larger than last year due to which they faced difficulties in obtaining rooms in the local hotels.

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