Saturday, August 29, 2015

2015 Pakistan Independence Day Mela in Civic Center

San Francisco's Civic Center hosts various ethnic cultural celebrations over the course of the year, including the Pakistan Independence Day Mela (gathering) which was held last Sunday afternon.

The food is great...

...and there is usually a riot of color.

Booths are set up around the perimeter selling the "greatest rice in the world"...

...and beautiful clothing, while Pakistani pop music is played live onstage.

My favorite sight this year was a pair of tiny boys trying to hold a huge Pakistani flag upright in the Civic Center winds with varying success.

1 comment:

james ligon said...

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