Red Flowers and February Showers

in Tourism & Nature

After only a couple of months of a wet winter, Israel’s typically neutral-colored landscapes burst into color during February, known as the month when the wildflowers bloom across forests and fields. The third national lockdown ended in perfect timing to witness nature’s cycle, as Israelis flowed to their favorite spots to seek and find the spread of red anemones.

Photo CreditL Monique Korolnyk

The event is locally known as the Darom Adom Festival or ‘red south.’ The festival runs from February 7 to March 6, and will hold some corona-compliant events after a, particularly challenging period for businesses. The festival is offering a number of added specialties to support local tourism. Dozens of bars in the area are offering picnic baskets, on offer all week as opposed to only weekend hours of previous years. This year, they are including a Red Space workstation, which includes WIFI, a coffee bar, and a ‘desk’ to work from the Shokeda forest which can be reserved for two-hour timeslots.

The annual festival is well-loved, and there is especially a joyous feeling that the country can splendor freely in the red fields. On Saturday, 50,000 people had visited the site. While a stormy week is laden up ahead, people will continue to flood down south to take in nature’s red carpet.

Based in the startup city of Tel Aviv, Zo Flamenbaum is a writer and social entrepreneur who dedicates her time to mission-driven projects that empower connection between the many diverse layers of our world. In 2014, she founded School of Shine as a value-based educational space for women who are tired of the ‘default life’ and crave personal freedom through self-expression for more purposeful living.

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