Vancouverites bask in the glory of the iconic cherry blossom
Cherry Blossom Festival runs until April 23 in Vancouver
It's that time of year again, when cherry blossoms burst and turn Metro Vancouver into the scene of a giant make-believe wedding.
Residents throughout the region have been basking in the glory of the iconic spring flower, pumping out gorgeous blossom-ladden posts across social media.
Cherry Blossoms, British Columbia, Canada. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/springinbritishcolumbia?src=hash">#springinbritishcolumbia</a> <a href="https://t.co/1jFhuzHmHP">pic.twitter.com/1jFhuzHmHP</a>—@twosixxx
In Vancouver, the Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing until April 23, presenting various events across town.
On Saturday night, thousands of people attended the festival's Spring Lights Illumination event in Queen Elizabeth Park, which featured lit blossoms and free performances.
The event continues Sunday night.
There are roughly one gagillion people in QE Park right now for the cherry blossom festival <a href="https://t.co/nGgywUIYru">pic.twitter.com/nGgywUIYru</a>—@MaryseZeidler
✨🌸✨ Gorgeous cherry blossoms lit up at <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialVCBF">@OfficialVCBF</a>'s Spring Lights Illumination at Queen Elizabeth Park last night ✨🌸✨ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SpringLights2017?src=hash">#SpringLights2017</a> <a href="https://t.co/KXgDmWEn7I">pic.twitter.com/KXgDmWEn7I</a>—@megzzz
Cherry blossoms bloom anytime between January and May in Vancouver, depending on the weather.
This year, they have conveniently coordinated with Vaisakhi and Easter.
The sun is setting as we prepare for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EasterVigil?src=hash">#EasterVigil</a>. <br>This year the cherry blossoms are still on the trees. <a href="https://t.co/45jkcAeqng">https://t.co/45jkcAeqng</a> <a href="https://t.co/2nrNnd4P3m">pic.twitter.com/2nrNnd4P3m</a>—@fayemccreedy
Loved coming home to beautiful sakuras all over town! 🌸 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sakura?src=hash">#sakura</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/cherryblossoms?src=hash">#cherryblossoms</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/vancouver?src=hash">#vancouver</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/nature?src=hash">#nature</a> <a href="https://t.co/vkEJuJEURg">pic.twitter.com/vkEJuJEURg</a>—@JennChanMedia