- 14 Mar 2002
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The Sapporo Snow Festival scheduled to take place in February 2021 has been cancelled. This is the first cancellation since the festival started in 1950.
The annual Sapporo Snow Festival, one of the country’s biggest winter events held in Hokkaido around February, will be canceled for the first time since its inception in 1950 amid a surge in novel coronavirus infections, its organizers said Monday. The festival, which usually features large snow and ice statues in the city center, will instead focus on disseminating online historical information about the event as well as the city’s winter charms. The boulevard currently decorated with Christmas lights will be lit up for an extended period of time, according to the organizers. “It’s a shame, but it’s an unavoidable (decision) in light of the situation,” they said. The celebrated event, which normally sees around 2 million domestic and overseas visitors every year, generates approximately ¥65 billion ($625 million).
The celebrated event, which normally sees around 2 million domestic and overseas visitors every year, generates approximately ¥65 billion ($625 million).
The Sapporo Snow Festival official website delivers convenient and up-to-date information on events. The Sapporo Snow Festival is a festival of snow and ice held at Odori Park and other sites in the city of Sapporo. Here you can find the information you desire on the amazing snow sculptures...