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The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

10-11 of April and 17-18 of April, 2010

San Francisco is the city where the best Asian traditions are appreciated and celebrated. The blooming of cherry trees in Japan announces the arrival of spring where the short lived cherry blossoms are an inspiration to take time out to value life. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, held in San Francisco, USA is now celebrating its 43rd year and is known as one of California's most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. The festival is celebrated at one of three remaining Japan-towns in the United States. Discover the Japanese culture in United States.

San Francisco Cherry Blossom festival will be taking place twice a year. For the first time - on the 10th and 11th of April, 2010. The hot-spot of this festival is Queen Pageant, held on Saturday, 10th of April. Forget all those preconceived stereotypes you may have about traditional beauty contests and discover Japanese conception of the beauty. In addition, don't miss the fashion events. The Kimono Fashion Show will spotlight Vintage Japanese Kimonos. That is not all! Be ready to discover martial arts displays, tea ceremonies and other traditional Japanese events.

The second part of the festival is held between the 17th and 18th of April, 2010. The culmination of the festival is two-hour Japanese-style parade will bring the Festival to a dazzling close on Sunday afternoon, 18th of April. The parade usually includes several beautiful kimono clad dance groups, scout troops, bands, schools groups, cars carrying various politicians and floats for past. This unique procession will begin at City Hall, Polk and McAllister Streets, at 1 p.m. and will wind its way along a fifteen block route to Japan-town. Everyone is invited to join!

Japanese culture is full of contrasts and harmony that reflect both old traditions and new ideas. San Francisco Cherry Blossom festival will definitely blow your mind. You will have an endless choice of places to visit and things to do. Don't forget that San Francisco is known as a seductive city is full of culture, amazing sights and outstanding food. A city of independent-minded citizens is inviting to enjoy its diversity! Why should you refuse?

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