For more than a decade, the nation, literally, which is ruling and has been dominated the news headlines in Afghanistan anyway.
Today the nation Afghanistan is celebrating its 99th Afghanistan Independence Day.
So it will be interesting to know some facts about Afghanistan, apart from the fact, that we know the nation for its Talibanism, and terrorism, burkas, and beards.
So let’s read some age-old and ancient traditions endure and a new country is emerging, said by Lyse Doucet.
Afghanistan: 9 Interesting Facts About The Nation On Its Independence Day
#1. In Afghanistan people celebrate their New Year, means Nawroz, the first day of spring, on 21 March. A number of people travel to the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif in order to welcome in Nawroz, a pre-Islamic festival.
So, on the starting of the spring Afghani begin their New Year and they also consider the season spring as the good omen for their nation and to start the New Year.
#2. The buzkashi or goat-grabbing is regarded as the national sport of Afghanistan. There are two teams, riding on the horse, need to get control over a beheaded goat. They even want this game to become an Olympic sport.
#3. Poetry is always an integral and an important part of Afghan’s culture or in Afghanistan. The city is regarded as the Herat, men, women, and children gather to share poems and listen to traditional Herati music on Thursday.
#4. Mobile phone coverage is all set to reach 90% of the nation this year, even although the percentage of Afghans with is going to access in order to have the massive electricity is still one of the lowest in the whole Earth.
Mobile phones are transforming Afghan lives and culture somehow in the little.
#5. If you can Remember this face? This image was once captured by a National Geographic of Afghan girl which is turn to be the iconic image of Afghanistan.
After years, Here is another picture of the same girl, taken. Her eyes captivated the world and she is still recognizable as the- Afghan girl.
#6. in 330BC, when he captured the city, the Alexander the Great was the first to build Herat’s ancient citadel. The single woman to capture the heart of the Macedonian empire builder was the beautiful Roxanne, and she was from the northern Afghan province of Balkh. She bore him his only son before Alexander died.
#7. Architecture remains an identifying feature for this nation Afghanistan somehow but still, this one is very captivating. This is a picture of the Blue Mosque in Afghanistan it looks very attractive and fascinating.
#8. Earlier than the rise of extremism, there stood two gigantic Bamiyan Buddha statues. But gradually It was destroyed later due to violence.
#9. The very first oil paintings of the world were drawn not in Renaissance Europe but in the caves of Bamiyan, in the central highlands of Afghanistan around 650BC. Bamiyan boasted a Buddhist flourishing civilization from the 2nd Century up to the Islamic invasion of the 9th Century.
This is where the world’s two largest standing Buddhas once stood until the Taliban destroyed them in 2001. The beautiful Bamiyan was also used to attract plenty of tourists back then anyway.
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