The International Student Organization kicked off cherry blossom season with a cherry blossom festival social Wednesday in the Abraham Campus Center.
About 20 students attended.
The cherry blossom is also known as the Japanese cherry, or sakura, and is the national flower for Japan. Cherry blossoms usually bloom from mid-March to early May.
The event started off as a quick meeting update for the organization’s members.
After welcoming a few new members to the organization and guests who came to the social gathering, each guest was given a goodie bag with Japanese candies, boba and more.
To educate students on the significance cherry blossoms hold, event coordinators gave a presentation with some facts including that about 3,000 cherry blossom trees have been given to Washington D.C. since 1912, where there is an annual Cherry Blossom Festival, to honor the friendship between the United States and Japan.
Other activities included a lesson in how to make cherry blossom origami.
Joslyn Aguilar can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.