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Chilim-Jusht Festival

Kalasha Chilim-Jusht Festival 2018 kicks off

CHITRAL: The four-day Kalasha ‘Chilim Jusht Festival 2018’ kicked off on Monday in Chitral. The first ritual ‘chirik pipi’ milk distribution by shepherds to welcome the spring was held in Bumburet Kalash valley. To the Kalasha, the festival is the culmination of religious life and like the big funerals. The 'Chilim Jusht / Joshi Festival' is the spring festival which is observed in the middle of May and lasts for four days. The locals believe that the spring festival honors the fairies and also safeguards the…