The Season of Cherry Blossoms

I was excited to be able to witness the cherry blossom season in South Korea. The cherry blossom season is typically between the end of March and the beginning of April. This year it came earlier than expected and did not last long due to the strong winds blowing the cherry blossoms away. During the beginning of April, there are festivals and outdoor activities held to celebrate this joyous season. However, due to COVID, the government decided to cancel those events. Even though the outdoor events were cancelled, people were still able to enjoy the cherry blossoms, all throughout Korea. Both locals and foreigners look forward to this season because it only comes once a year, and it is a great time to take lots of pictures. I was lucky enough to be able to see and take pictures of the cherry blossoms.

During this season, you can see cherry blossoms anywhere around Korea, but the best places to see them are Seoul, the city of Gyeongju, and Jeju Island. Since it is once a year, stores and cafes use this opportunity to sell cherry blossom products. I was able to go to a café where the drinks were cherry blossom-themed. However, this is only for a limited time. It’s really nice to see all the pretty cherry blossoms thought Korea that everyone can enjoy.

Published by Jiselle Garza Oliver

Class of 2022 Global Studies major, Political Science minor TEAN - Seoul, South Korea

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