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A majority of the South East Asian region that houses Lahore is characterized by an extreme climate and the city is subjected to flaming summers from May-July. The temperature sometimes soars up to 48 °C and this is the time when the city is at its hot and humid worst. The best time to visit Lahore is during its pleasant winters (December-February) that don’t cascade beyond -6°C.
Events and Festivals
Lahore is a
colorful festival bouquet that needs no reason to celebrate and is throbbing
with an inspiring and positive spirit throughout the year. Religious
celebrations and annual cultural events mark the festival profile of Lahore and
visitors throng here every year to catch a glimpse of the city’s penchant for
The best time to
visit Lahore is undoubtedly in the holy month of Ramadan when the celebrations
reach a thrilling crescendo of religious fervor and festival rituals. For an
entire month the streets of Lahore are engulfed with an enticing aroma of the
most flavorsome and delicious gastronomical delights. Visitors can gorge on
succulent meat kebabs and breads along with some sinful local desserts.
Eid-ul-Fitr signifies the culmination of the month long fasting and feasting
and is a day of extreme religious significance that is characterized by locals
visiting each other while sharing sweets and warm greetings. The entire city
becomes a crown of jewels and bedazzles with lights and decorations. The exact
time when the festival commences varies every year but generally falls between
Urs Religious Festival
Another huge crowd puller is the ‘Urs’ religious festival held at the Ali Hujwiri Mausoleum every year. Tourists also flock Lahore during Basant, a festival celebrated to mark the commencement of spring in January. Thrilling kite-flying competitions illuminate the traditional celebration rituals of the festival. The last Friday of March sees The Festival of Lamps being celebrated with great pomp and revelry outside Shalimar Gardens. Visitors can plan their trip during the famous annual National Horse and Cattle Show which brings together and displays the best livestock in the country and reiterates its rich cultural charisma with folk dances, camel performances, tent pegging and local music events. Don’t miss Lahore during the World Performing Arts Festival usually held in November every year. The Alhambra complex becomes a destination for spectacular musicals, dance performances, mime, theater and folk art like puppet shows. A large entourage of international artists grace the event that sees an eclectic global audience.Lahore is a cultural potpourri that is at its festival best from November to January and this is the best time to catch the true essence of the city.
January 29, 2010 change by schitti