Apr 17, 2013

゚・:*Hiroshima Flower Festival゚・:*

Time: 2013 May 3rd, 4th, 5th12:00~19:00
Place: Peace Boulevard, Peace Memorial Park (South of the city centre)

The Hiroshima Flower Festival started in 1977 and this year will be the 37th festival since it started.
The festival is known as the biggest event in Hiroshima!! You should not miss it!!

☆Let's transform Hiroshima into a city full of music, greenery and flowers.
☆Let's share the greatness and preciousness of living in peace with everyone!
☆Let's export warm human relationships and rich life culture from Hiroshima to the world.

These 3 ideas have been the main themes of the flower festival, for 35years since it began 1977. The festival for the anniversary of the Atomic Bomb dropping onthe 6th of August recognises "stillness" as it's theme. To co-ordinate with this the flower festival, celebrated in the the warmth of may when the town is bathed in green, call itsself the "energetic movement" festival.

The festival consists of 3 main parts parades, stages,  and street venders!

1.6 million people come to celebrate the festival annually. In recent years, the festival has taken place not only during the day, but continued into the night with paper crane monuments and peace candles. This year, there will also be various concerts and traditional Japanese dance (Kagura) performances to enjoy!!

I used to go Flower Festival every year with my grandparents! A lot of fun and excitement!! Only 20minutesfrom Hiroshima Hana Hostel to the peace park by tram!

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