30th Annual Pakistan Festival


WHEREAS, the 30th annual Pakistan Festival celebrates the 69th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence; and

WHEREAS, the Pakistan Festival offers an array of food and entertainment, including authentic Pakistani cuisine, musical performances, youth events, and booths of Pakistani jewelry, artifacts, and crafts; and

WHEREAS, the Pakistan Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the thousands of Pakistani-Americans in Virginia, whose abilities and contributions strengthen Virginia’s economy, culture, and communities; and

WHEREAS, this celebration of Pakistan’s independence promotes the guiding principles of the creation of Pakistan – unity, faith, and discipline; and

WHEREAS, the Pakistan Festival has been recognized in the Unites States House of Representatives as one of the largest annual events celebrating Pakistan’s independence; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize August 14, 2016, as the 30TH ANNUAL PAKISTAN FESTIVAL in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.