Sindh Festival was conceived because Sindh’s rich heritage and culture is in danger. Mohenjo-Daro, the world’s oldest planned urban landscape, lies in a state of disrepair, a victim of neglect and indifference. It is but one of a myriad of sites of antiquity scattered across Sindh and Pakistan which need attention now if they are not to be lost forever.
Through a celebration of all things Sindhi, from Sufi raag, to art, to fashion, film and everything in between, Sindh Festival seeks to preserve, promote and protect the rich heritage and culture entrusted to us by extensive and colourful history. By bringing people together to raise awareness of past, revive waning traditions in the present and rejoice in future, the Sindh Festival will initiate the process of protection and conservation necessary to safeguard unique and irreplaceable cultural heritage for generations to come.
Location: Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim Park, Clifton, Karachi
Date: 2-15 February, 2014
The festival city will be home to multiple pavilions and enclaves:
- Sindh Enclave – the Sindh Enclave will be home to multiple booths featuring the actual handicraft makers from the furthest and deepest parts of Sindh. These talented craftsmen and women will be running stalls selling their wares to those of us who are too busy to venture out and find these exquisite gems for ourselves. And they will be keeping 100% of the money they make.
- International Enclave – the International Enclave will feature booths housing overseas exhibitors and showcasing international performers from various cultures around the world.
- Children’s Arena – the Children’s Arena will be a carnival of fun with games and rides, candy and clowns. Kids will be able to play, to learn and have tons of fun in the process. If you are looking for somewhere to take your family this February, look no further.
- Food Enclave – the Food Enclave will house the finest displays of culinary delights from Pakistan and the world. We will be bringing in the finest chefs and restaurants from all over to serve you to your hearts content. This will be the Disneyland for your taste buds.