Sakura Blossom Holiday in Japan
Sakura Blossom Holiday in Japan is held on March 27. Usually, the blooms burst into colour between March and early April. This event in the third decade of the month march is annual.
Cherry blossom, or sakura in Japanese, has been the subject of nationwide adoration since the Heian period, more than 1,000 years ago (794-1185). As springtime begins, the country waits patiently for the first flushes of pink.
The best places to see the blush-tinted blooms are in Maruyama Park, Mount Yishino, Himeji Castle and Fuji Five Lakes.
Similar holidays and events
Broadcasting Day in Japan on March 22 (On March 22, 1925, Japan's first broadcaster took to the airwaves.);
Commemoration of Sen no Rikyū on March 28 (Schools of Japanese tea ceremony);
Miyako Odori in Japan on April 1 (The Miyako Odori or 都をどり is one of Japan's best Geisha events. It features a large number of Maiko and several Geiko from the Gion district of Kyoto);
Buddha's Birthday on April 8 (Buddhist festival - 灌仏会 - Matsuri, which is held in Japan. It is also referred to as Hana Matsuri, "Flower Festival");
The first day of Takayama Spring Festival on April 14 (Takayama, Gifu, Japan);
Black Day on April 14 (South Korea, Japan, Taiwan. An unofficial holiday celebrated annually by single people - unmarried or unmarried people);