Chandigarh Is Hosting Its 51st Rose Festival In February 2023 & Here’s All That’s New!

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Chandigarh Is Hosting Its 51st Rose Festival In February 2023 & Here’s All That’s New!

You must have heard about many festivals that are celebrated in different states and cities in India. One of such beautiful and colourful festivals is the Rose Festival of Chandigarh. The Rose Festival is an annual floral festival and a prime festival of Chandigarh. The 51st edition of this festival will be hosted in February 2023, with something new added to the list. Here are the details for you!

51st Rose Festival In Chandigarh

Mohinder Singh Randhwa actually came up with the idea for the Rose Festival, demonstrating his enthusiasm for gardening and horticulture. The rose festival is hosted every year in the Zakir Hussain Rose Garden in Sector 16. This year, the three-day festival will be celebrated from February 17 to February 19.

The 51st edition of this rose festival will cost 2.19 crore, and the preparations for the same have already begun. For the first time, the festival will have a light and sound show. Out of the 2.19 crore allotted for the festival, 1.40 crore will be spent on this new light and sound show. UT Administration has approved the dates of the same as proposed by the Municipal Corporation.

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Focus On Roses Begin After The Weather Clears

The Rose Festival in 2023 is also significant in light of the two G20 summits planned for Chandigarh in January and another afterwards. The organisers will focus on the flowers, especially roses, once the weather clears. The horticulture wing officials have been instructed to make sure that nothing falls short when it comes to making the event a grand success.

 The celebration will honour Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. It will be celebrated in a similar manner to Swachh Survkeshan. The festival hosts a cultural musical night with many known singers performing their best songs on the stage. There are also many food stalls for you to relish multiple cuisines. Many competitions are also arranged for the entertainment of the visitors. 

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