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Spring Celebrations Around the World

Travel + Leisure Logo By Mariah Tyler and Nina Ruggiero of Travel + Leisure | Slide 1 of 11: People celebrate as the sun rises on the spring equinox at the Seven Dolls Temple, in the Mayan ruins of Dzibilchaltun, in the Mexican state of Yucatan.

Whether you woke up in London, China, or anywhere else in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20, chances are you were no less than thrilled to greet the first day of spring.

From cherry blossom-gazing and bonfire-lighting to singing and dancing, each nation celebrates the season in its own way, but however you welcome it, there is no denying that a feeling of rejuvenation is in the air.

Scrolling through these photos of spring celebrations across the globe, you'll feel a cheerful energy radiating off the page. And if that inspires you to get out there and embrace the season yourself, check out our favorite spring road trips, spring break tips, cherry blossom info, and tulip-filled trip ideas.

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