National Horse And Cattle Show

National horse and cattle show held in February till March in different agricultural centers of Pakistan. The famous places where horse and cattle show held in Pakistan are remount stadium Sahiwal, Dera Ismail Khan Horse and cattle show, Sibi Mela and Lahore. National Horse and Cattle Show are held to provide an opportunity to breeders to display their stock and ex- change views and learn about cattle and horse breeding. The National horse and Cattle Show held at the fortress stadium Lahore usually in end of February or at first week of March. The show has been described as a meaningful expression of Pakistan’s heritage and an authentic account of its agricultural and industrial achievement’s. The fortress stadium, the venue of the show is crowded by active participants, foreign visitors and peoples who watch the festival with great enthusiasm, energy and self-confidence. Different performances like Cattle races, cattle dances, tent-pegging, tattoo show, folk music, dances, bands, cultural floats and folk games are the main cause of tourist’s attraction in this show. A large number of tourists are interested in watching and appreciating the best breeds of livestock. Many other tourists derive pleasure by watching other activities such as display parade of animals, dances by horses and camels, polo matches, tent pegging, dog shows and their races, vaudeville acts of stuntmen, mass display of military band, rhythmically physical exercise by the children. Tastefully decorated industrial floats and torch light tattoo show. Additional attractions include a slight interaction of lights to weave tempting patterns at night and breathe taking acts by foreign groups. The show began as a modest exhibition organized by the army to project the cattle wealth of the country. The festival features livestock from all over Pakistan, as well as folk dancing, camels and horse dancing displays, traditional music, Military pipe bands give a colorful display. There is a tent-pegging competition between different regions, games and handicraft exhibitions are held. Today it is an international event to which come dignitaries from abroad and visitors and foreign tourists. The organizing committee comprises representatives of a number of agencies including army, rangers, LMC schools, the police, industrialists and the art councils.

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