Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival 2020
Every year the Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival fills the town with festivities ranging from the Parker Ranch Historic Homes to Church Row Park. On February 1st we celebrate the 27th annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The Festivities begin at 9am and end at 3pm. Cherry blossom season is widely celebrated in Japan. The blooms symbolize the return of spring, the Japanese have a word for Hanami “watching blossoms” and refers to the tradition of gathering underneath cherry blossom trees to picnic, drink, barbeque, and spend time with friends and family.
The Lion dance is very significant to the Chinese Culture. The Lion dance symbolizes power, wisdom, and superiority. At large cultural events, the Lion dance is performed to represent good fortune and to chase away and evil spirits. These dances are preformed by two or more dancers, one representing the head and front limbs, one representing the back limbs. The bright costume colors often represent friendship, goodwill, courage and dynamic spirit.
Tea is very significant in the Chinese culture representing tranquility, respect, purity and harmony. This year, Chinese New Year falls on January 25th and ends on February 8th. The festival goes on for about 15 days.
Many vendors such as cultural performing arts, hands on demonstrations of origami, traditional tea ceremonies, bonsai, and mochi pounding fill the streets showcasing their talent. Pink banners line the roads identifying different site locations.
Come Join the fun and celebrations as Hawaii’s many cultures celebrate the arrival of Spring.
Enjoy Hawaii’s Rich Cultural Events.
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