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PUNJABI CULTURE AND TRADITIONS
Geographically, the North West region of India is known as Punjab. This is called the land of five rivers as the word Punjab is made up of two words 'Panj'+ 'Aab' where 'Panj' means five in Punjabi and 'Aab' mean rivers in Punjabi.
Punjabi Culture is the culture of the Punjab region. It is one of the oldest and richest cultures in world history, dating from ancient antiquity to the modern era. Though it is mother tongue of the natives of Punjab in India and Pakistan, it is now spoken internationally by an estimated 100 to 125 million people.
The language finds a place of pride in many countries including Canada where it is the fourth most spoken language. The Punjabi Culture is the culture of the Punjabi people who are now distributed throughout the world. Some of the main areas include, Punjabi Philosophy, poetry, spirituality, education, artistry, music, cuisine, science, technology, military warfare, architecture, traditions, values and history.
Punjabi, as noted above, is spoken as a minority language in several other countries, including Afghanistan, as well as many nations where Punjabis have emigrated in large numbers, such as Britain, Canada, Australia and the United States.
However, Punjabi culture much like its Bengali counterpart, suffered a split between India and Pakistan during the Partition of 1947. As such, Punjabi language and culture tend to be uniting factors for the people of India and Pakistan in spite of national and religious affiliations.
While most loaned words come from English, Hindi and Urdu and indirectly from Persian, Punjabis around the world have integrated terms from such languages as Spanish and Dutch.
Tandoori chicken is a popular dish in Punjabi cuisine.
Punjabi Cuisine has an immense range of dishes and has become world-leader in the field so much so that many entrepreneurs that have invested in the sector have built large personal fortunes due to popularity of Punjabi Cuisine throughout the world.
LUDHIANA: Whether you are 5 or 50 years old, the summer camp that Punjab Cultural Society is organizing has a place for you. The camp is being held at Punjabi Bhawan to promote the state's culture and heritage. Society's president Ravinder Ranguwal said they have been doing such summer camps since 2006 and teach 'bhangra', 'gidha', 'jhumar', 'malvayi gidha', Punjabi folk songs and instruments. Punjabi language and turban tying is also taught in the camp that started on June 10 and...
SANGRUR: Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal would formally inaugurate the SARAS Mela at Government Ranbir College, Sangrur on Thursday. Punjab rural development and panchayat minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said that SARAS Mela is being organized to promoting Punjabi culture and traditions besides uplifting the economic standards of handicraft artisans and folk artists. The mela is being organized by Union ministry of Rural Development and Punjab government is supporting it. The minister...