Bamiyan people are well known for their hospitality and generosity. Their way of portraying rich Bamiyani culture through hosting numerous cultural festivals and sports events was acknowledged by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) which declared the Bamiyan city as the first Cultural Capital of SAARC in 2015.
Bamiyan is one of the provinces which conduct a number of festivals and events throughout a year. The events function as a social bonding opportunity for the people in Bamiyan while practicing and transmitting Bamiyan’s unique tradition and culture.
Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition was announced by UNESCO to select the design of a cultural centre for Bamiyan. The Competition opened on 15 Nov 2014 and ended on 23 January 2015.