GILGIT: (Samar Abbas Qazafi) Traditional and Cultural Festival Nasalo celebrated at Bagrote Valley Gilgit-Baltistan .Nasalo tradition is among one of famous tradition but due to onslaught of new culture and traditions , it is now celebrated in very few areas of GB. Luckily this tradition is alive in Bagrote valley with all its formalities. Nisalo tradition is celebrated in mid December. As part of tradition every household slaughter Yak , Cow, Goat , Sheep or Oxen on availability and financial status. Meat is hung with roof in airy and cold place to freeze it and used in months of January, February and March. Kindly watch photo in which people in Farfooh , Bagrote early in the morning of Nasalo , celebrate and offer prayers for region peace and prosperity.
Nasalo Tradition is regarded as one of the ancient Traditions of Gilgit Baltistan but due to change in culture and tradition, it is now celebrated in very few areas of Gilgit Baltistan. luckily, this tradition is alive In Bagrote Valley with all its formalities. NASALOO Tradition is celebrated in month of December. As part of the tradition of Nasaloo, households slaughter an animal – yak, goat, sheep or an oxen- based on availability and financial status, and hang the meat in an airy, cold, storage to dry for gaining more calories to avoid harsh cold weather in winter. They freeze meat and store in a suitable place for later use. The dried meat is then cooked during the months of January and February, generally the coldest months in the region. #WARKOO_DISH is very special dish of this Tradition.
Traditional way to start #Nasalo day with #Muwall. On Nasalo day, people gather at one place early in the morning and bring with them a special dish from each home and serve together. At the end they all pray for the peace and prosperity of the region and people.
Nasalo is an ancient tradition which is celebrating in the 1st to 2nd week of December each year. Dry meat of Nasalo is going to eat up to Apirl / May at Bagrote Valley. All the formalities of this tradition is still alive with full escense at Bagrotr Valley. The Inhabitants of this Valley are observing/celebrating these traditions/festivities with zeal and zeast, despite emerging trends/changes in culture/traditions.