The peak of the cherry blossom season is currently underway in the Japanese cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, with visitors flocking to the areas that are known for their cherry trees to observe the wondrous beauty of this event.
Here in Spain, the Valley of Jerte in Extremadura is also covered with a layer of these dainty and delicately aromatic blossoms, attracting visitors from all over Spain and beyond.
And on yet another side of the globe, the cherry trees in Washington DC are just starting to bloom, threatening to unleash their full flower power next week in the American capital city.
Whether in Japan, Spain, the United States, or another corner of the world, this glorious springtime event is the perfect excuse to get together with friends and enjoy some delicious Spanish tapas. Or better yet, pack up a picnic of Spanish tortilla, olives, cured sausages and Ibérico ham, and head out for a first-hand look at this seasonal phenomena.