The culture of any nation depicts its social domain that emphasizes the art, morals, law, language, history, architecture, religion, cuisine, festivals, customs and a lot more. Culture is actually “the way of life” adopted by a particular group of people living in an era. Every nation has its distinct traditions and culture. Like all other countries, Pakistan also has its discrete and noteworthy culture which is liked a lot by foreigners.
The society of Pakistan encompasses ancestral and tribal groups; the Punjabis, Kashmiris, Sindhis, Muhajirs, Makrani, Baloch, Hazaras, Pashtuns, Dards, Wakhi, Baltis and Burusho communities. Their traditional aspects such as dress, food, language, and other practices are quite different from each other. The culture of these numerous regions has been swayed all over the world.
Pakistan being a Muslim country has almost 95 to 98% Muslim. The remaining 3-5% minority include Hindus, Christians, and other religion followers. So, the state religion of Pakistan is Islam.
The five influential festivals in Pakistan are Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Eid Milad-un-Nabi, Hajj and Muharram-ul-Haraam. On these occasions most of the people travel to Pakistan from all over the world. The national holidays in Pakistan are Kashmir Day, Pakistan Day, Ashoora, Quaid-e-Azam Day and Iqbal Day.
Pakistani cuisine is rich in its taste as well as in its variety. Pakistani cuisine, North Indian cuisine and Bengali cuisine is almost similar to each other because they had lived many years together. One of the most divine cuisines offered in most Pakistani restaurants is Mughlai cuisine. The cuisine in Pakistan varies from region to region, showing their ethnic diversity. Punjabis mostly preferred spicy food to eat rather than salty and simple food. Pakhtuns mostly like to eat salty food. Now international food is also liked in some cities. But still some people like Gujratis, Lahoris and other civilians of urban areas prefer to take meat in their meal. They also include vegetables, pulses, rice, and fruits in their daily routine meal. Pakistani desserts are notorious throughout the world because of their delicious tastes.
When Pakistan came into being, its fashion industry has flourished and made its dressing unique and identical from Indians. At that time, Pakistani fashion was the amalgamation of traditional and modern dresses. Besides this, as most of the population living here is Muslim. So, they dressed up according to their Islamic customs although religious dresses have developed their own significance. Clothing of Pakistani is quite decent and reasonable and according to the Islamic norms. The national dress of Pakistan is Shalwar Qameez both for men and women. Women use to take shawl (dupatta). The Western dressing is also popular in natives, especially in youth.
The national game of Pakistan is hockey as like India but cricket has its own specific value. Like other Asians, Pakistanis also love to watch and play cricket. Pakistanis also watch Football, Golf, Tennis and other matches. Pakistan has great players of Tennis but Pakistan precisely focuses on cricket because their people are fond of cricket and they are very sensitive about the cricket and the players also.
Pakistan has a rich variation of wildlife and has different kind of animals and birds species according to their regions. In Islam, Muslims slaughter cows, camels, sheep, goats etc in the remembrance of the Sunnah of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) on Eid-ul-Azha especially. They also scared these animals to get meat because only these animals are considered to be Halal in Islam.