Annual religious and winter season festival of Kalash community Chatar Mas concluded.
CHITRAL: Annual religious and winter season festival of Kalash community ended on Monday at Kalash valley. Before launching this festival male of Kalash community shifting to cattle house during this period no Muslim is allow shaking hands with Kalash. They are trying to be attract attention of Creator Allah Almighty by this way. Kalash people select a child as a Mehter (Ruler) for two days and they obey his all orders issued by the new Mehtar as well as the Mehter also feed them traditional food of rich type. Male use ladies dress while the women folk wearing dress of male to perform as special worship and perform folk dance. On the final day of Chatar Mas they also kick loon (Fox) festival the Kalash people travel towards forest in search of fox. If they found a fox coming toward the population they predict a good year for that New Year otherwise according to their doctrine the New Year will not bring any happiness. They kick early in the morning towards forest for this purpose. As well as Kalash people using leather (statue) to display shape of leopard and bear and teach method of hunting leopard and bear to young generation.
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