Punjab has the richest culture and tradition around the world. The culture of Punjab is very different and unique from other cultures and traditions. Punjabi culture and traditions are very famous around the world and most other culture follows Punjabi tradition like Punjabi dressing, styling, wedding customs and also sometimes Punjabi language. The culture of Punjab in the Middle East was diverse on individual cast, community, religion, and village. Punjabi culture was based on worship, religious beliefs, and cast which is to identify the difference between Hindus and Muslims. The strongest emerging cultures were Jutt and Gujjar. Nowadays, these two casts are the strongest in Punjabi culture and tradition. Let’s deeply talk about Punjabi culture and tradition.
The traditional dress of Punjab is kurta which has been replaced by the time with kurta and pajama for men and salwar suit for women. In India, Punjabi men wear kurta and pajama with pagri, and Indian women wear Punjabi ghagra with dupatta on her heads. The Patiala salwar is also very popular in Punjab and now it is known as Punjabi dress.
Traditional Punjabi Weddings:
Traditional Punjabi weddings are very famous around the world. The tradition of Punjabi weddings and ceremonies are very different and unique which reflects Punjabi culture and tradition. In Punjabi weddings, you would see a lot of ceremonies, traditions, and events like mehndi, Mayon, dholak, musical night, bhangra nights in which they enjoy Punjab’s famous dance style Bhangra. While other religious ceremonies in Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Jain, Buddhists, and Christians, can be held in Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Hindi or Pal by Kazakh, Puran, Churches or priests only enjoys the song, Dancing, food, and main events. Punjabi weddings have a vast history of customs and beliefs inspired by the Sikh community. In Punjabi weddings, people arrange dholak nights before the wedding and makes lots of fun.
The Punjabi music has a wide range of music and the Punjabi people loves to hear loud and fast music, which includes bhangra music and dholak. Their women arrange dholak nights before marriage ceremonies and it’s a part of the wedding. Bhangra is one of the popular and famous music around Punjab and also other cultures. The western musicians used Punjabi music in many ways, and create a beat according to their ceremonies. While in other cultures, musician mixes Punjabi beats with their music beats and creates a different sound according to their tradition. Punjabi folk music is very popular around the world and it is favorite music for most people.
The proper dance tradition started in Punjab and they had different dancing styles. The long history of Punjabi dance tradition, the Punjabi people generally performed at the celebrations, including props, festivals, and weddings. Overall more dancing styles like “Gidha” and “Jhumar” usually performed by the women, and the high energy “bhangra” performed by the men on the dhol beat.
Punjab has so many festivals and functions, which are quite entertaining. Eids have been celebrated in all Muslim communities but there are few of the festivals which have specifically been celebrated in Punjab Pakistan. These festivals include Mela Chirghan, the festival of Baha-ud-Din Zakariya’s death, Data Ganj Bakhsh Urs, Sakhi Sarwar urs, Sakhi Ghulam Qadir Urs, National Horse, and Cattle Show and Basant.
The Punjabi literature is very famous around the world, there are three major Punjabi romantic epic poems based on folk love stories like “Heer Ranjha” by the poet of Waris Shah, “Sohni Mahiwal” and “Mirza Sahiba” by the poet late “Alam Lohar”. The many Punjabi stories translated in different languages by the different writers and these stories have been admired all over the world.
Well, Punjab is especially known for its kind-hearted people and its food which has no comparison. Punjabis make tasty, spicy and mouthwatering food. The visitors came from the far areas to enjoy the Punjabi foods especially. The most famous foods of Punjab is Sarson ka saag, Makai Roti, Shahi Paneer, Dal makhani, Rajma, Chole, Aloo, Chicken Karahi, Chicken Tandoori, Naan, Phulka, Puri, Papad, Lassi, Kheer, Rabri. There are a lot of famous food points in Punjab which have been known all over Pakistan. It is also said that Punjabi loves to eat and they also love to have guests.