It’s officially your time to post pictures under the flowering branches of Cherry Blossoms. If you have not witnessed the blooming of cherry blossoms then you should definitely visit this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong.

You may have heard of the cherry blossom festival in Japan. But what about the Cherry Blossom festival in India?

Cherry Blossom Festival in India
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Cherry Blossom festival Shillong 2021 is making a strong comeback after a gap of one year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Right on time, the capital city of Meghalaya has turned into a live painting with beautiful shades of purples and pinks.

Much to tourists’ delight, autumn in Meghalaya is a happening time. Cherry Blossom festival Shillong is celebrated to showcase the ethereal beauty of Himalayan cherry blossoms, along with several other cultural events.

No wonder it’s time for Instagrammers to fill your feed with some aesthetic pictures.

The ‘land of clouds’ has the potential to attract more tourists especially from different parts of the world, due to its spectacular scenery, local legends, and adrenaline-pumping adventure opportunities.

Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong
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On November 25, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, along with Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to India inaugurated the Cherry Blossom Festival 2021 at Wards Lake, Shillong.

He visited the different stalls at the Shillong to see the products of Meghalaya displayed at the festival.

The main objective of the Cherry blossom festival is to promote music, art, and culture. The festival not only gives a platform to talented artists across the state but also provides them the opportunity to come together to learn and share their ideas and talents,

During the festival, several contests are held including singing and dancing, fashion shows, local wine-making, and Japanese and Korean food preparation.

The festival is also a platform for budding local musicians to showcase their talents and further they can take up music as a career option.

Here are some glimpses of Cherry Blossom festival Shillong 2021:

Cherry Blossom festival Ward's Lake
Cherry Blossom festival Shillong 2021
Cherry Blossom festival Meghalaya

Other Competitions in Cherry Blossom Festival Meghalaya that might interest you include:

  • Fashion Show
  • Cosplay
  • Mr & Miss Shillong Cherry Blossom
  • Mrs Shillong Cherry Blossom
  • Graffiti

Mr. Daniel Syiem, an internationally acclaimed designer from Shillong has also launched the online store to mark a decade of DSEFH’s effort in showcasing Meghalaya to the world.

Apart from singing and dancing, the three-day festival also includes a literature festival. The first edition of the Shillong Literary Festival will have several talented artists with some award-winning authors attending the event.

Also read: Meghalaya: Cherry Blossom Festival starts with notes of music, art

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