About Pakistan Festival (Mela)

Welcome to Pakistan Food and Cultural Festival (Mela) 2016, being held this year in The Amsterdam. The Pakistan Festival is a mega annual event organized by the Pakistani Dutch community with the support of the Embassy of Pakistan and the Gemente Den Haag. Pakistan Festival 2016 is a sequel to the earlier six festivals held from 2010 till 2015 in both The Hague and Amsterdam. The Pakistan Festival 2013 would provide an excellent opportunity to Pakistani and other communities living in the Netherlands to come together and promote inter-cultural harmony through a fun-full day of cultural hues, sports, music, lots of delicious Pakistani food and attractions for children and women. The event is expected to attract thousands from various communities living in The Netherlands. The event will be inaugurated by Ambassador Moazzam Ahmad Khan. Besides showcasing rich Pakistani traditions and culture, the festival will also host a fashion show. Music will be played throughout the day, culminating in a musical evening featuring the leading singer from Pakistan Jawad Ahmed.