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Cancelled final yr, Shillong gears up for its annual Cherry Blossom Competition

It’s that point of the yr once more — Meghalaya has begun to appear like a portray with stunning shades of pink and purple marking its panorama and dotting its skies, with the graduation of the annual Cherry Blossom Competition within the state that was cancelled final yr due to the pandemic.
Whereas the pandemic nonetheless continues, the pageant is scheduled to occur this yr between November 25 and 27. In accordance with, the lineup features a literature pageant with award profitable authors, publishers, literary brokers, visible artists, storytellers gracing the occasion.

Different occasions embrace artwork and writing engagement with illustrations, quick tales, essays, portray, and images within the lineup.
Per the positioning, guests can participate in lots of competitions, together with singing, vogue present, cosplay, native wine making, Japanese and Korean meals preparation, Mr & Miss Shillong Cherry Blossom, Mrs Shillong Cherry Blossom, graffiti making, and so on.

Further occasions embrace a vogue present by upcoming designers and nationwide and native performances on all three days of the pageant.

The annual pageant coincides with the precise blooming of the cherry blossom flowers. Also referred to as the prunus cerasoides, these flowers underline the Himalayas and canopy the east and west Khasi hills. Whereas they develop within the wild, they’re additionally noticed throughout the state, particularly throughout this time of the yr.
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