Celebrate the blossoms of cheery tree with Sakura Festival

April 27th, 2012 7:36 am| by admin

In Japan, the fleeting beauty of the cherry blossoms (or sakura) represents the frailty of existence – a brief explosion of colour and brightness for the duration of their short life. In 2006, the city was given 200 cherry trees by a Japanese businessman, Seiichi Takaki, to celebrate the 200th birthday of HC Andersen. To celebrate the breath-taking cherry blossoms that bloom in the spring, the Copenhagen Sakura Festival Committee was founded in 2008. Since then, they’ve been organising the festival, with the help of the Japanese Embassy in Denmark, annually. Visitors can spend a weekend celebrating traditional Japanese art and culture. Authentic Japanese tea and food will be served and there will be plenty of kids activities to keep the little ones entertained. All events and performances are free of charge. Check the website for the full programme. 

Cph Sakura Festival

Langelinie Park, Cph Ø;

Sat & Sun from 11:15;

Free adm;


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