Update: Virtual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival starts Sunday

Richmond News

Richmond’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is returning in a virtual format to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

This year’s festival will take place online with activities and events available to the public starting April 11.

The theme for this year’s festival is hope, or 希望 (Kibou) in Japanese, which represents of the country’s resilience during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. …

“The City of Richmond is the proud home to one of Canada’s largest and oldest communities of Japanese-Canadian immigrants, dating back almost 140 years,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate our region’s Japanese heritage through the Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival, and to have the opportunity to share the event to even more people this year with the virtual format.” …

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