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Pakistan Social Club Basant Festival postponed to March

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Basant is an immensely popular kite-flying festival in Pakistan, which is held to welcome the advent of spring.

Pakistan Social Club Oman announced yesterday that the ‘Basant Festival’, scheduled to be held in February has been postponed to the month of March.

“We will announce the new date shortly,” said A H Raja, PSC vice-chairman.

Basant is an immensely popular kite-flying festival in Pakistan, which is held to welcome the advent of spring.

The PSC claims to be the pioneer of this wind sport in Oman. Noting that Oman is the best place in the whole of Middle East for kite-flying due to its long beaches and favorable weather conditions, the PSC has been holding this festival for a decade, providing great fun to various communities in Oman.

“Kite-flying is a festival linked to the Sub-continent farmers celebrating an end to a long, hard winter. You can see the relief on their faces and the festivity is so palpable in everything they do. Every day of this spring season dawns with new hope and message as people from all walks of life get together to celebrate, particularly in the Punjab province of our beautiful country,” Raja told Times of Oman.

Like every year, this year too, PSC is planning to invite popular singers to add extra flavor to the festival.

Source: TimesOfOman

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