April has been a month of festivals across the globe, with many cultures marking the arrival of Spring and harvesting season through different traditions.
We bring you a glimpse of the festivals from across the globe.
Indian citizens in traditional attire celebrate the festival of Baisakhi in a wheat farm in Punjab, India on April 13, 2023. Baisakhi is one of the most popular festivals celebrated in the Indian state of Punjab to mark the harvest. Photo: Xinhua
People pray before Iftar, the meal to end fast at sunset, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Lahore, Pakistan. Photo: Xinhua
People release floating flowers in a lake to celebrate the Boisabi festival in Bangladesh on April 12, 2023. With this festival, indigenous people in Chattogram Hill Tracts region bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new year. Photo: Xinhua
Dancers perform Tanoura, a traditional Egyptian folk dance, during the holy month of Ramadan at the Sultan Al-Ghuri complex in Cairo, Egypt, on April 12, 2023. Tanoura is an Arabic word, which means skirt in English. Tanoura dance is a traditional folk dance in Egypt, where the dancer in colorful skirts spins to the tunes of songs. Photo: Xinhua
People attend water fight to celebrate the Songkran Festival in Bangkok, Thailand on April 13, 2023. Songkran Festival, the traditional Thai New Year, is celebrated from Thursday to Saturday, during which people express greetings by splashing water on each other. Photo: Xinhua
Muslims perform the fourth Friday prayer in the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Xinhua
Actresses perform at the opening ceremony of the first Chu culture festival in Jingzhou, central China's Hubei Province, April 8, 2023. The first Chu culture festival, showcasing the cultural heritage of the ancient state of Chu, opened on Saturday in the city of Jingzhou , central China's Hubei Province. Photo: Xinhua
An elephant sprays water on a tourist during a celebration for the upcoming Songkran Festival, in Ayutthaya, Thailand, April 11, 2023. Songkran Festival, the traditional Thai New Year, is celebrated from April 13 to 15 every year, during which people express greetings by splashing water on each other. Photo: Xinhua