people of Lahore have a passion for fairs and festivities.Around middle of February, when nip of winter yields to moderate and pleasant spring season, festive mood grips the Lahorites. They invite tourists from all over the world to join them in their festivities. To mark the advent of spring season, kite flying festival Basant is held in Lahore annually. Over the years it has become a major tourist attraction where the people from all over the world flock to be part of this unique occasion. Multicolored and decorated kites are flown by hundreds and thousands of people from the roof tops of old city in the backdrop of traditional music. Celebrated with passion, kite flying competitions reflect great jubilation and rare frenzy. Night kite flying under search lights with beat of Drums, Blowing bugles, Dances, Music and food converts it into a unique carnival in the world.
The national horse and cattle show of Lahore is undoubtedly the most famous and the most remarkable folklore manifestation of Pakistan. It is held in the fortress stadium during the last week of February and the beginning of March every year. On this occasion all the four provinces of Pakistan participate in it and display the best of their livestock, agricultural progress and industrial advancement. The show is reflective of a colorful and vibrant national life filled with enthusiasm, determination and confidence.
The show includes parade by the military band, folk dances, tent pegging, horse riding tricks, motor bike tricks and free fall para trooping etc.dancing horses, camels, buffaloes and other animals bewitch the spectators and speak of the skill of their trainers.Military tattoos and brass band pageants, every evening are special features of the show