Israel’s Red South Festival celebrations

Every year, Israel celebrates the beautiful blossom of the red Anemone flowers between January and February in an event known as the Darom Adom (Red South) Festival.
Photo credit: Arbel Rom/ Channel 2 News

Every year, Israel celebrates nature in the Darom Adom Festival, literally meaning the Red South. The event takes place between mid-January and the end of February, the blossoming season of the Anemone flowers in the Northern region of the Negev.

Other than the beautiful red and green all around, there are many events during this festival. These include concerts, poetry readings, food and Bedouin markets, fruit picking and different running and cycling events.

Photo credit: Dudu Grishpan/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

The festival is coordinated by the different government offices including the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Development of the Negev and Galilee, Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Environmental Protection. It is funded by the Keren Kayameth LeIsrael Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), which has been developing the region since before the establishment of the State of Israel.



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