The small Lebanese village of Hammana just east of Beirut hosted their seasonal cherry festival. The village’s small population of 7,000 comes together for the day to celebrate all things cherry. Local souks handpick the blossoming cherries provided by up to 10 local family-owned farms every end of June to parade their harvest.
Celebrated for decades, the event includes games, live music performances, cherry-picking activities, and traditional pottery making. Walking down, you’ll be overwhelmed with piles of vivd red cherry boxes on sale. Walking down some more and you’ll meet a band, dancers in the streets, and vendors selling cotton candy. Sending all the right vibes, this is undoubtedly the best way to start the first week of summer!