On the way home, the song 'Cherry blossom ending' is played in the bus. This song was a big hit last year because the lyrics describes exactly what people feel when the season turning into spring from winter, feelings like excitement, thrill, joy. This song won the top on Korean pop music again, recently. It tells us that spring has come and people love cherry blossom.
Spring is the season that many flowers starts to show their beautifulness. Like the song 'Cherry blossom ending', the cherry trees are staple for spring. So, the spring becomes more affluent with the festival called "Cherry blossom Festival". Many places host this festival, but, Yeouido, Seoul is the famous place for this festival. The festival celebrates five days, usually first or second week of April. In Yeouido, cherry trees are blooming along the river, lined with about 1,500 cherry trees. It is great to stroll next to Han River. It is like a pink clouds, or a tunnel of the awesome cherry trees. At first, Yeouido only celebrates for the blossom of the cherry trees, however, the size of the festival grew and lots of events are added to this.
You can enjoy this festival to the fullest since there are lots of cultural events. There are contests for the writings and poems. Also, poetry reading is opening. These events are opening on the first day of the festival. Except these events, most of the events are last through the festival ends. The activities for calligraphy and handicraft is good for enjoying the traditional Korean culture. Also the activity which makes home-brewed liquor. There is special photo zone for people. Not only the cherry trees, you can see various spring flowers in this festival.
Because many people are getting to enjoy this festival, Yeouido controls the traffic temporarily for the period this festival held. When I was young, I went to this festival with my family. It was also the day for our family reunion. Our family enjoy this festival walking near cherry trees, putting flowers in hair, eating cotton candy. It would be a great memory for family. Since people feel much more excited and expects some romance, this festival, it cannot be emphasized enough that this festival is for the couples. You can see many couples at this festivals. After walking around the beautiful cherry trees, taking lots of pictures, they sit down on the grass near the Han River, eat lunch box which they prepared at home.
If you want to enjoy the start of spring with beautiful flowers blossoming, this cherry blossom festival is the answer. It can give you memorable experiences. Cherry trees colored in pink and white, make us feel comfortable. Also the landscape of this festival is awesome, so you could take many beautiful pictures.