While most of Europe has probably had their cherry blossom months ago (I know, you’re all over it from the overload of blossom on Instagram) it was novelty for us in Finland and so nice to see it come to fruition in Helsinki. Last Thursday was Ascension Day in Finland so we visited the Hanami cherry blossom festival in Roihuvuoren Kirsikkapuistossa; a cherry tree park where there are 150 trees that have been sponsored by the Japanese community in Helsinki. Such a pretty day out with music, dancing and celebrations beneath the blossom trees. The festival was scattered with a few showers but it made everything sparkle when the sun came out. The pretty pastels must be a sign warmer days are on the way!