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The cherry festival

The cherry festival in Kerteminde, Denmark takes place in July. The festival is very popular, and there are many visitors. The festival starts Friday and it ends Sunday night. Friday afternoon the cherry ship arrives. The ship is loaded with cherries and the visitors meet the cherry queen and the 7 cherry girls who are about 10 years old. They all carry cherry baskets and they serve cherries. The visitors will also meet this year's cherry minister. The cherry minister opens the festival. There are many other activities. There are stalls, exhibitions, guided tours, contests, concerts, sailing trips, activities for children etc.

The first cherry festival in Kerteminde took place 10 years ago. I have heard about the festival several times, but the previous years I didn't get the chance to visit it. Kerteminde is very to close to our new home and this year my husband and I finally visited the festival. We had a great time. We missed the arrival of the cherry ship, but we met the cherry queen in the street (Photo)

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bestwriter wrote on August 1, 2015, 9:19 PM

I wish I was there. That must have been a pretty sight to see all those cherries in baskets. Were they distributed free?

allen0187 wrote on August 2, 2015, 12:57 AM

This is one festival that I'd love to see in person. Sounds awesome!

Porcospino wrote on August 2, 2015, 5:43 AM

Yes, the cherries in the baskets were free. It was also possible to buy cherries in large bags. We had a great time and we will return next year emoticon :smile:

Porcospino wrote on August 2, 2015, 5:46 AM

It was a lot of fun. I have heard about the festival in the past, and this year we finally got the chance to visit it.

CoralLevang wrote on August 2, 2015, 6:52 AM

This sounds like so much fun!! At first I thought the photo was of you.

CalmGemini wrote on August 2, 2015, 8:42 AM

The cherry festival seems such a merry and colorful one.I would have liked to participate in that festival.

Porcospino wrote on August 2, 2015, 9:49 AM

We had a great time there. The festival was much larger than I expected, and I want to visit it again next year.

Porcospino wrote on August 2, 2015, 9:51 AM

Yes, it was very colorful and there were many different kinds of decorations.

EmeseReka wrote on August 3, 2015, 7:46 PM

This would be just the place for me! I love cherries! I wish I could've been there. It will have to be on my list to places to go to/things to do. Thank you for sharing this.