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Welcome to the 28th Annual Pakistan Independence day Festival USA to celebrate the 67th Anniversary of Pakistan independence at Bull Run Regional Park • 7700 Bull Run Drive Centreville, VA 20121. From the humble beginning in Washington DC on August 14, 1987, to celebrate the anniversary of Pakistan Independence day was the first in the sense that never before have Pakistanis celebrated their day of liberty on such a grand scale in the nation's capital of the United States. The first Pakistan Festival USA was organized at the Lincoln Memorial. The gathering was an eloquent testimony of the love affection of Pakistani people living in the United States and their American friends.

There was no place more appropriate to hold Independence Day celebrations at the memorial of Abraham Lincoln, emancipator and quintessential American hero. Subsequent celebrations were held at the Washington Monument (sylvan Theatre), DC Armory and Montgomery Fairgrounds. The Festival is organized by the Volunteers. It is the result hard work and dedication of many private citizens from all walks of life and support from local business and professionals.

28th Annual Pakistan Festival USA
Sunday August 24, 2014
Program of Activities

The celebration features a fun filled day for all ages, astonishing cultural performances by noted and popular artists from Pakistan, ethnic Pakistani cuisine, handicrafts, boutiques, sports, kite flying and children entertainment. The festival is open to public, a free event with no admission fee or parking charges.

Silver Jubilee celebrations start with single/double wicket cricket tournament in the morning at 9 am in the adjacent ground to Special Events Center that will continue until 1:00 pm. 100, 200 and 400 meter races are also scheduled for children in the age groups of 5-9 years, 10-12 years and 13-16 years. All participants will get a gift in addition to special awards to First, Second and Third positions. Contact us to register for all sports.

Carnival games, Lot of Rides including pony and train, Moon Bounce (separate for girls & boys), Acrobats, Magician, Clown, cultural performances and free gifts to every child coming to the festival before 2 pm are salient features of the event. Raffle draw of airline tickets and other give a ways are also planned. Arrangements to offer Salat-e-Dhur, ASR and MAGHRIB in congregation are being made.

Formal program starts with recitation of Holy Quran. Presentation of colors by a contingent of U.S. Army Color Guard. National Anthem of Pakistan and USA, Messages and Proclamations will be presented. Astonishing and spectacular cultural performances by popular artists, Musical Bands will continue until dark.

Humaira Arshad, Shujaat Ali Khan, Tarranum Naz, Asim Azher, Sharique Roomi, are among the invited artists. Participation of artists solely depends on U.S. visa and the list may be amended as per the circumstances.  Names may be added  or deleted later subject to the availability of U.S. Visa and funding, keep on visiting the web site for updates.


The program will end at dark with national song Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan presented by all the artists present and fireworks.

 
12:00 pm Festival Open – Booths of Food, Dresses, Costumes Jewelry, Mehndee.
  Children entertainment, Kite flying, Moon Bounce & other attractions
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Many more Artists to be expected. All Artists are contingent upon obtaining a Visa for US. "
* Subject to change without notice of some unforeseen circumstances.
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INVITED ARTISTS


Shehzad Roy


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Humaira Arshad
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Primary Contact
Zahid Hameedi
9108 Autumn Oak Court
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
ZHameedi@pakistanfestivalusa.com
Ayesha Khan
608 Washington Blvd. S. 4th Floor
Laurel, MD 20707
Ayesha@pakistanfestivalusa.com