Hanami – Cherry Blossom Festival in Sydney

I always associate Cherry blossom festival with pink flowers and Japan. When I heard that Sydney has a Japanese garden and there is a Cherry blossom festival that is celebrated every year for 2 weeks, I was thrilled with excitement.

What is Cherry Blossom festival?

Cherry blossom festival occurs every year in Sydney between mid of August to first week of September. The Japanese garden located in Auburn is at the peak of its beauty during this festival. The festival is a fun celebration of the Japanese tradition HANAMI. Hanami, which means flower viewing, is a custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers (hana) and in this case viewing the cherry (sakura) trees.

Cherry blossom is the most significant event in Japanese culture. It represents the beauty and the fragility of life. The flowers of the trees called Sakura are in full blossom and turn pink in colour.

Sydney, Year 2015

After a train ride to Auburn train station and another bus ride to the garden, I reached the garden, just 20 minutes before the closing time. Oh-My-God! The first impression was amazing. The garden looked extra-ordinarily beautiful, decorated with pretty pink flowers. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the garden that I lost track of time.

It was our turn to take pictures – a lot of pictures. Of course, my experiences are never complete without pictures 😀 .

Sydney, Year 2016


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