Japan’s cherry blossom season is officially here, Udaipur is hosting Mewar Festival from March 24 to 26, Block the dates for Apricot Blossom Festival in Ladakh in April and more in top stories of the day.
Japan’s cherry blossom season is officially here!
The cherry blossom season in Japan usually starts in late March to early April, but this year, the sakura (cherry blossom) season came a bit early. Japan has recently announced the official start of the cherry blossom season.
The blooming of cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, is a highly anticipated event in Japan and attracts many tourists from around the world. During this time, people gather in parks and other outdoor spaces to have picnics and admire the beautiful pink and white flowers. This viewing of the cherry blossoms is a tradition in Japan and it is called hanami.
Udaipur is hosting Mewar Festival from March 24 to 26
Mewar Festival is one of the popular events that features on Rajasthan’s cultural calendar. This year, it will be hosted by Udaipur from March 24 to 26. It’s also the best time to visit Mewar and experience the rich cultural, historical, and religious heritage of the Mewar region, when it comes alive with a brighter and vibrant look, thereby attracting visitors from far and near.
Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped during this festival, and women get ready in their colourful attires, deck up the images or idols of the deities. People start preparing for this festival weeks in advance, and the festivities start with collecting ashes from the Holika Dahan fire. The festivities also see a number of cultural activities, which include folk dance forms, such as Kalbeliya and Ghoomar, artists singing traditional songs, along with markets that are decked up like never before.
Block the dates for Apricot Blossom Festival in Ladakh in April
Spring is a great time to be out and about and we are here to tell you that there’s a great way to celebrate spring this year. Come April 4-17, Ladakh will host the Apricot Blossom Festival, definitely a treat for the eyes and the soul.
Soft and tender baby pink apricot blossoms will be here in great numbers. They usually don’t last long, so get the best of these blossoms when you can. Needless to say, they make for great photos. At the Apricot Blossom Festival, you can expect vibrant cultural programmes that will showcase the colourful and unique culture and traditions of the Ladakhi people. The festival will also be a great time to pick out cool handicrafts. Local handicrafts are always a fun feature of the Apricot Blossom Festival. The fun is not limited to sightseeing and cultural activities, you can also get locally produced items like apricot jams, dried apricots, juices and even wine!
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