Basant Festival is celebrated specially in Lahore, which is also known as Jashan-e-Bahran(Spring festival). Basant is an important event in Lahore that takes place in every year in February. Flying kites is a major part of the festival of Basant. The people of Lahore celebrate Basant as a festival that indicates the arrival of spring. The people of Lahore take interest to fly kites from their rooftops with pleasure. As Lahore is the historic capital of Punjab so there is no other place where Basant mela is celebrated with more interest. When spring Season start all types and sizes of kites are splendid on the skies of Lahore. Basant mela is not only a kite flying event, but a cultural festival of traditional food, dresses, dances and music. The Lahorites participate in kite flying competitions to welcome the spring season.
The kite flying is the favorite activity of Lahorites as they start preparing for the festivals in advance. The main site for kite flying is the old Lahore, where families and friends gather on roof tops fly kites and arrange competitions. The kite flying even continues during night in the flood lights and the whole old Lahore is lit up in a scene to be witnessed and not described. When one cuts the rope of the other’s kite, drums are beaten and trumpets are blown. And the winners dance with families and friends and enjoy the whole arrangements and traditional foods are served to entertain everyone. Yellow is the main colour in this event as it depicts the blossoming spring flowers in the fields of Punjab. Men wear yellow scarves while the ladies put on Gajras traditional bangles made of flowers and wear yellow dresses.
Long Beach, Wash. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
Long Beach is bringing back the Razor Clam Festival, an event originating in the 1940s and successfully promoted by the touring of a giant frying pan throughout the region. The upcoming festival will be held April 27 and 28, in Long Beach, on Washingtons Long Beach Peninsula. Randy Dennis, event organizer and owner of the Dennis Company, made the announcement.
Razor clam digging on the Long Beach Peninsula is something that is always different, always fun! shared Dennis. Were looking forward to celebrating and bringing broader attention to this much-loved Northwest tradition.
The festival highlight is a Razor Clam Digging Competition, which takes place during an early morning clam tide on Saturday, April 27. For those that choose to show off their clams at the Dennis Company, prizes of a $ 100 Dennis Company gift card for the biggest clam dug, a stainless steel clam gun for the best looking limit, and a $ 50 Dennis Company Gift Card for guessing the correct number of clams will be awarded. Judging will be by representatives from Washington State Fish & Wildlife, who will bring the agencys Clam Display.
Other festival highlights include the following:
-A Chef’s Chowder Cook Off, April 27, at the Long Beach Elks Lodge. The public is invited to stop in, purchase tastes and vote on their favorite clam chowder. The North Coast Blues band will entertain during the cook off, which takes place from 11AM to 2PM;
-Razor clam selections at restaurants, with favorite recipes posted on the festival website;
-Free clam digging lessons at 7AM on April 27 and 28. Online registration is at http://www.longbeachrazorclamfestival.com;
-Mermaids and pirates in downtown Long Beach, and the Dennis Company duck in full clam digger regalia passing out free tide table booklets;
-Clam guns, creatively decorated by local school students, on display at the Dennis Company store, Long Beach;
-Event t-shirts, commemorative event posters and vintage postcards;
-Clam digging-related vendors at the Dennis Company store from 9AM to 2PM, April 27, with giveaways and drawings.
Digging for razor clams is a popular beach activities enjoyed by residents and visitors, alike. With its long and expansive beach, the Long Beach Peninsula ranks among the favorite clamming destinations in the state. Note: License required, and limit enforced.
Razor clam digging is a unique, family, food gathering activity, adds Andi Day, executive director, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau. Whether for subsistence or recreation, clam digging is a cherished part of our beach culture and heritage, something that knits our community together and something that we are happy to share with others.
On that same Saturday, April 27, the opening day of trout season, children are invited to participate in the Black Lake Fishing Derby, Ilwaco. Pre-registration guarantees an event t-shirt.
Visitors can also enjoy bike rides, walks and runs on Discovery Trail, hiking at Cape Disappointment and Leadbetter state parks, bird watching all along the 28-mile peninsula, horseback riding on the beach, surf lessons (seasonal), kite flying, charter fishing (seasonal), beachcombing, shopping, and dining.
About the Long Beach Peninsula
Located on the southwestern-most coast of Washington State, the Long Beach Peninsula boasts an inviting mix of sought-out restaurants, ocean-view lodging, unique museums and attractions, lighthouses, fine art studios and galleries, meandering trails, exceptional birding spots, and, above all, a 20-plus mile long stretch of windswept beach. City dwellers discovered the rejuvenating benefits of the beach over a hundred years ago and have been coming ever since. The Long Beach Peninsula continues to be one of the Northwests most enjoyable and refreshing beach getaways.
For event, lodging, dining and other destination information, please call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 800-451-2542 or access http://www.funbeach.com.