Culture & Heritage
Fazilka Heritage Festival
13Apr – 16 Apr
It is an annual Art, Cultural and Food Festival of Fazilka City planned by the Graduates Welfare Association, Fazilka with the aim of involving people from all communities living in and around Fazilka, for the development of the city and also for keeping alive the traditions and cultural heritage. The event is being held at Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Park. Food Zone, Art and Craft Zone and Cultural Zone are the three major areas of attraction.
Joint Independence Day Celebration at Sadqi Border, Fazilka
14Aug - 15Aug
This is one occasion when people of India and Pakistan at the border town of Sadqi (Mahavir Post), Fazilka gather together to celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan on the 14th of August and the Independence Day of India on the 15th of August every year.
Vijay Day is a sign of the victory of the Indian army in the battle of Kargil. Vijay Day is celebrated with great enthusiasm at the Asifwala war memorial and martyrs are presented tributes.
Fazilka is known for a style of jhumar dance propagated by the late Baba Pokhar Singh (1916–2002). Pokhar Singh's family had migrated from the Montgomery district of Western Punjab, and they claimed to represent the "Ravi" style of jhumar. However, Fazilka had its own style of jhummar (which they refer to as the "Satluj" style). Therefore, at least two regional styles were mixed in everyday life, and in his jhummar routine (which was basically the same each time, and which family and friends still perform today), Pokhar identified several other regional actions.
Tosha, a traditional Punjabi sweetmeat, has been a favourite with Indians for generations. Tosha is a sweet made from cotton cheese that is relished across Punjab but is prepared in Fazilka. Fazilka Tosha is even exported to different countries by various manufactures of the sweet-dish.
Fazilka Jutti is elegant in style and soft leather used in it makes it comfortable to wear. It is slip-on footwear, which rises high to the Achilles' tendon in the back and covers the toe with a round or M-shaped profoundly embroidered upper shoe, leaving the top of the foot almost uncovered. The jutti is famous across Punjab and regular supporters and buyers include Punjabi musician and legend Gurdas Mann, amongst others.
Kinnow is a hybrid of King mandarin x Willow leaf orange produced by H.B. Frost in 1915, released in 1935 and was introduced by Dr. J.C. Bakhshi at Abohar research station during 1954. Since then, Kinnow farming has grown by leaps and bounds and Fazilka fulfils 60% of Kinnow demand of India, even exporting it to South-east Asia and Middle east.