Cherry blossoms

Family having some quality time together outdoors during hanami

Cherry blossoms are a sign of spring. There are festivals in many countries to celebrate the bloom of these flowers. The flowers don’t last long and fall off after a week. In Japan, people have picnics under the cherry blossom trees. This is called hanami.

The US also has this tradition because Japan gave them cherry trees in 1912. The flowers mean new beginnings. Now, people sell things that taste like cherry blossoms, such as ice-cream and cookies. They also watch the weather to see when the flowers will bloom.


Describe "hanami". Do Homework
Why is "hanami" important in Japan? Do Homework
What kind of food do you eat during "hanami"? Do Homework
Describe the taste of cherry blossoms to your teacher. Do Homework
What is your favorite food that tastes like cherry blossoms? Why do you like it? Do Homework