(Sindhi Topi Day)
Sindhi Culture Day is celebrated on December 4th, 5th, 6th. It is celebrated by the people of Sindh (province of Pakistan) to preserve their historical culture and show their trueness to thousands of year old cultural symbols by wearing Ajrak and Sindhi Topi.
December 06, 2009, was the first day in Pakistan's history when Sindhi people celebrated a unique cultural event - 'Sindhi Topi'. This day was not only celebrated in Sindh but it was also celebrated in other parts of the world, like India, Dubai, China, USA and other countries by Sindhi People. In these days Sindhi caps started selling like hot cakes in Sindh and many of the market shops run short of the cap due to the rush of customers. In 2010, the day was renamed to 'Sindh Culture Day'.
All this was started by a young Sindhi Hasan of Balhreji (Dokri, Dist Larkana) in November 2009 through SMS service in response to a private TV anchors condemnation of President Asif Ali Zardari's wearing traditional Sindhi cap and Ajrak on his visit to attend the ceremony of oath of Hamid Karzai as President of Afghanistan for a second term.
Shahid Masood, anchor of a current affairs program “Meray Mutabiq”, made comments on November 21, 2009. The newscaster’s sentence caused a wave of fury through out the province with the local language media calling for protests and apology.
Day began with rallies and walks in head quarters of the province in all the districts. Residents of Sindh throughout the province with wearing caps and danced to their folk songs, to protect the Sindh motherland from conspirators.
Youth dancing on the famous song of Ahmed Mughal "Sindhi Topi Ajrak Wara Jian" and celebrations gave a sight of mass celebrations since the morning, in different parts of provinces, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Benazirabad, Thatta, Jamshoro, Shahdad Kot, Jacobabad, Mirpur Khas, and Dadu etc.
Series of motorcade rallies were exposed in various cities and they were apt to reach in front of the respective Press Clubs, which become centers of the celebrations.
Sarang Mangi - Sunday, March 13, 2011