Archive for January, 2012

  • Afghanistan Culture And Cuisine

    Posted in Afghanistan | January 27, 2012
    Afghanistan culture dates back to more than two millenniums and has a history that is very ancient. Afghanistan literally means the place of the Afghans or the land of the Afghans. The Dari and Pashto are the official languages here. A tribal society with a nomadic trend this place has a plethora of cultural and linguistic aspects. The Pashtun people have a culture which is typically pashtun and they follow the Pashtunwali which is a very old form of lifestyle that is existing till today. The northern and the central parts of Afghanistan have a base of Persian culture while the western part has a mixture of both the Tajiks and the Pashtuns. In fact there are many non Pashtuns who have adopted Pashtunwali and in fact the process is called Pashtunization. Afghan  [...]
  • Festivals in Afghanistan

    Posted in Afghanistan | January 19, 2012
    Afghans have always been famous for celebrating their festivals with great pomp and glory. They are always loaded with enthusiasm and verve and are filled with a lot of energy. The festivals in Afghanistan can be of there categories – Religious, National, and traditional. Then there is the 10th day of the Muslim month of Muharram. This is celebrated in memory of the martyrdom that Prophet Mohamed’s grandson Imam Hussain has made. He is also known as Husayn bin Ali. He is considered as the Prophet’s successor by the Shias. The first day of the month of Muharram is revered as Muharram and is celebrated with due respects in Afghanistan. The tenth day is Ashura and is also revered in this month of mourning Muharram. The New Year Festival  [...]
  • Museums of Afghanistan

    Posted in Afghanistan | January 12, 2012
    Come to the land of Afghanistan and enjoy the beautiful work of art and culture that so much make up the traditional value of the place. Enjoy the museum tours here and delve into the wealth of the museum culture that prevails here. Embark on a journey to understand the local culture and tradition of the place and enjoy this travel experience. Visit the Museum of Afghan Civilization, which is a perfect example of a modern major museum which showcases all the collections of great value and tradition. The angular modern construction of this museum has been a brainchild of France’s Yona Friedman. This is a museum that showcases the entire Afghan art from ancient times till today. There would be works collected from across the world and the  [...]
  • Gandhara Art

    Posted in Afghanistan | January 5, 2012
    Art is a kind of expression of ones’ views, expressions and opinions. There are various kinds of art forms present in the world today, but the Gandhara Art still remains an area of interest and intrigue for all those who are interested in the development of art in the society. The Gandhara Art is a kind of art of Buddhist origin and was formed sometime in the 1st century BC and the 7th century AD. Originated in the region of Gandhara, which lies in the northwestern part of Pakistan and in the eastern part of Afghanistan today, this is also known by the name of the Greco Buddhist art. This art form is a result of the interests that developed in this field in the countries of Rome and Greek. When the art from these countries mixed with the  [...]