Cherry blossom season is one of the most exciting times of year when the city bursts into colour and the air is filled with the fresh scent of those little pink flowers. You can already enjoy walking through cherry alley at Bispebjerg Kirkegård and now the beautiful trees in Langelinie are almost in full bloom. So, let’s celebrate!
Last year the Copenhagen Sakura Festival was all online because of the pandemic but this year it’s back and better than ever. This free event will run from April 23-24 underneath the blossoming cherry trees at Langelinie Parken and there will be plenty of things to do, see and eat.
The whole event will kick off with a dramatic performance of wakaido drums, which you can also hear again later in the day. You can also expect to see some swordplay with a captivating kendo demonstration. Some other highlights include a visit from the kimono club, with a demonstration on how to wear them and a cosplay competition. Beside the main stage there will also be a tea ceremony which anyone can experience.
On Sunday you can hear an artist play the Tsugaru shamisen – an incredible three-stringed instrument. You can also watch a bonodori dance, which is a stunning dance performed to honor ancestors. For fans of those delicious little rice cakes there will be a mochi tasting session. Never tried mochi before? Now is your chance! Check out the Facebook page for more information, where you can read the full schedule and see some amazing photos of previous Copenhagen Sakura Festivals.