It’s Spring and to celebrate we travel around the world to see how other countries welcome the new season. Click the images below to read more.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip walk amongst spring blossom and flowers
An Afghan man rides on his donkey, holding balloons for sale during Newroz Day celebrations, a festival marking their spring and new year, in Kabul, Afghanistan
Widows daubed in colours chant religious hymns as they dance during the Holi celebrations in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
Young girls sit at an altar during “Las Mayas” festivity in Madrid, Spain. “Las Mayas” festival is held annually at the beginning of May to celebrate the awakening of nature in Spring.
Japan’s Emperor Akihito, flanked by Empress Michiko, leads his royal family members Crown Prince Naruhito (C), Crown Princess Masako (2nd R), Prince Akishino (L), Princess Kiko (3rd R) and their daughter Princess Mako to greet guests during the annual spring garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden in Tokyo, Japan
Street cleaners have meal to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival in Xi’an, Shaaxin province, China
Women dressed in Belarussian national clothes dance as they take part in a Slavic “Spring welcome” festival in the village of Viazynka, northwest of Minsk.
Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, in the town of Akra, Iraq
Shinto priests holding traditional umbrellas walk toward to the main shrine for a ritual to cleanse themselves during annual Spring Festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.