Japan Celebrates Hana Matsuri With Cherry Blossom Treats!
On April 8th, Buddhist temples all over Japan will be celebrating Hana Matsuri, a festival of flowers meant to honor the birth of Buddha with special ceremonies and decorations of colorful lanterns and plenty of flowers - including the famous springtime bud, the cherry blossom - also known as sakura.
Sakura signifies springtime and, when they're in bloom, are often incorporated into several different traditional Japanese treats. However, more and more popular international brands have been coming out with their very own ways to celebrate the season. (With cherry blossom-flavored exclusives. Aww yeah.)
Sakura Cupcakes with Sakura Vanilla Buttercream
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Sakura Cream Donuts
Sakura Cherry McFizz with Plum-Seasoned French Fries
Bio Cherry Blossom Yogurt
Sakura Cherry-Flavored Cola
Sakura White Chocolate Macarons
Sakura Blossom & Strawberry Frappuccino, Sakura Blossom Latte, and Sakura Chiffon Cake
Haagen-Dazs Sakura Ice Cream Red Bull
Sakura-Flavored Energy Drink
Cherry Blossom Ice Cream with Sakura Mochi Ribbon
So which one of these do you wish was available in your country? And if you've been to Japan, have you tried any?