The Horse and Cattle show has started in Lahore. The show will continue till 8th March 2015 and will constitute of numerous activities providing a complete entertainment package for the entire family. The Horse and cattle show is a traditional festival that includes activities such as the march past, traditional dance, Grey hound race, peace show, Shama parade, camel ride, fireworks, tattoo shows, dog races, polo equestrian jumping, tent pegging, provincial cultural performances, free fall, prize distribution ceremony, bow and arrow competition, army parade, horse riding and motorcycle show.
The Punjab capital is hosting the Horse and Cattle show after a period of 11 years. The event is being held at the Fortress Stadium. The event was discontinued in 2004 owing to security reasons. This festival is held at the onset of the spring season and signifies one of the biggest cultural events of the country. It is an opportunity to celebrate, enjoy and participate in a healthy competition. This year, a human flag and motorbike stunts will also be a part of the festival. Various departments and organizations will be participating in the festival to display their talents.
The opening ceremony was attended by President Mamnoon Hussain as the chief guest. The opening ceremony was celebrated amongst children wearing colorful attire specific to certain regions and dancing to their regional dances. The SIndhis danced on the rhythm of the mystical Sufi music while Punjabis danced wearing dhotis and kameez.