Peach Blossom Day 2015

March 3, 2015 in the World

Peach Blossom Day is observed on March 03, 2015. It is a day to celebrate peach blossoms and a day for girls to celebrate being girls. Peach Blossom Day refers to the Japanese Doll Festival, which takes place on March 3.

The peach, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree, native to China and South Asia, where it was first cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit also called a peach. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, pink, with five petals. The fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety in different cultivars.

Peaches are not only a popular fruit, but are symbolic in many cultural traditions, such as in art, paintings and folk tales such as Peaches of Immortality. Momotaro, one of Japan's most noble and semihistorical heroes, was born from within an enormous peach floating down a stream. Momotaro or "Peach Boy" went on to fight evil oni and face many adventures.

Where is Peach Blossom Day?
Worldwide
World

When is Peach Blossom Day?
Tuesday, the 3rd of March 2015
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Pink peach blossoms taken on a sunny day in spring.
Pink peach blossoms taken on a sunny day in spring.
Copyright: Pavel Gramatikov, license: iStockphoto.com
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