Pakistan is a Muslim nation that split off from India in 1947. Wagah is a border crossing, in fact the only road crossing the border, between the two nations. Wearing ceremonial clothing that seems to mock the former British colonial rule than anything else, representatives perform a host of ridiculous postures and walks as the border is closed and the two flags simultaneously lowered.
*Which came first, the chicken or the Ministry of Silly Walks? Michael Palin narrates. Via Neatorama.