University of Chitral
The Kalasha Tribe is less than 4000 in population, living in the three least developed valleys of District Chitral KP Pakistan viz. Mumuret (Bumborate) and Rukmu (Rumboor) and Birio (Birir). Though Kalasha valleys are rich in Flora, Fauna, Mountains yet their culture is considered as one of the endangered cultures of the world.
Kalash are living in a backward and undeveloped area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district Chitral well known as Kalash Valleys. Kalash valleys are Mumuret (Bumburate), Rukmu (Rumboor) and Birio (Birir).These three valleys are opening toward south of Chitral Town. These valleys lie at a point between 350 44,20, North Latitude in 710 43,40, East longitude round about 1650 meter above the sea level.
It’s the religious festival of the Kalash which is alternately called as Spring Festival and it is celebrated every year from 13th to 18 May in all the three valleys.
Uchaw (Uchal) is the summer festival celebrated in by the Kalasha community. This festival is celebrated only in the Kalash Valleys of Mumuret (Bumborate) and Rukmu (Rumboor) and not in Birio (Birir) valley...
Pu’n (Phool) is also a religious Festival celebrated in Autumn Season only in the Kalash Valley Birio (Birio).