Summer May Arrive Sooner in Korea
[by Cho Suyoun] Cherry blossoms have bloomed 17 days sooner than expected this year.
Generally, cherry blossoms festival begins in the middle of April. In this year as well, it was supposed to be from April 13 to 20. However, warm weather helped flowers bloom much earlier that the festival season has changed to this weekend.
According to the weather forecast, the first day cherry blossoms bloomed in this year was March 28, and it was the first time ever in the past 92 years that cherry blossoms fully bloomed in March. After Millennium, the fasted dates had been April 2 in 2002 and April 3 in 2007.
Consequently, Yeoungdeungpo borough office decided to pull the festival date to April 5 to 10, which is about 8 days earlier than expected.
The biggest cherry blossom spots will be Yeouido, Lake Seokchon and Olympic Park in Seoul.
Write: 2014-03-31 16:42:31 / Update: -1-11-30 00:00:00
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