Christians are an integral part of Pakistan.
Today, as you spend time with family and friends, take a moment to learn about the many contributions of the Christian community in shaping the multicultural fabric of Pakistan.
Churches of Pakistan by historian Dr. Safdar Ali Shah and photographer Syed Javaid Qazi explores the architectural and cultural heritage of churches in Pakistan. See how Lahore’s Christian communities celebrate the holiday with lights, gifts, and family time. From Peshawar and Quetta to Lahore and Karachi, and everywhere in between, worshippers gather to share in the spirit of giving. Pakistanis of all backgrounds enjoy holiday markets and parades, which include camels decked out for the holiday.
As is customary in cultures that travel the globe, we carry our traditions with us, transform them to our new homes, and create new ones in the process. To those celebrating Christmas traditions in our Pakistani American communities, inside Pakistan, and around the world, we wish you good health, safety, and a very merry Christmas.
Shamila N. Chaudhary