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Traditional festival Nowruz was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour in Gilgit-Baltistan on Tuesday.

On the occasion of festival, the government had announced local holiday today.

Special prayers were made in the Masajid and other worship places for the progress and prosperity of the country.

People of the area performed ancient tradition dada in which collective birthdays of children up to two years ago were celebrated and dry fruits and sweets were distributed among participants.

Meanwhile, a cultural lok-mela was arranged in Aiwan e Iqbal in connection with Jashn-e-Nowruz in Skardu on Tuesday.

The main segment of the cultural show was 'kicking of eggs' which the people enjoyed most.

The celebrations of Nowruz will continue till Thursday.

During the celebrations, speech contests, mushairas and stage dramas will be presented for the public.

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