PESHAWAR, May 12 (APP): The Chilimjusht or Joshi festival kicked off on Thursday to welcome the spring season in the scenic Kalash valley in Chitral.

The festival was organised by the Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and district administration Chitral, Saramat Khan, the religious leader of Kalash tribe and elder of Sharakat family, formally inaugurated the festival by beating the drum and performing traditional dances by the Kalash people.

The four-day Chilimjusht festival, which heralds the arrival of spring,
is usually celebrated in the three Kalash valleys of Bumburate, Birir and Rumbur every