Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat celebrated Phool Dei festival with children at his residence in Bhagirathipuram, Dehradun. The festival, celebrated in the state, marks the beginning of spring season. Known as the harvest festival of the state Uttarakhand, Phool Dei is an auspicious folk festival which welcomes the spring season in the state. The festival is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month Chaitra.
Young girls are the most enthusiastic ones to participate in the festival. Phool Dei is all about flowers and springtime. In some places, the festival is celebrated as carnival and the celebration goes on for a month. The term 'Dei' refers to a ceremonial pudding which is the key food in this festival that is made from jaggery. White flour and curd are also offered to everyone.