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Kadomatsu at the Sasebo Japanese Garden entrance. Photo by Maria Thomas/ABQ BioPark.

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Celebrate the new year with the Japanese tradition of kadomatsu.

When

Jan 02, 2015 09:00 AM - Jan 17, 2015 05:00 PM

Where

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Description

Kadomatsu are a Japanese New Year's tradition of pine and bamboo arrangements. These arrangements flank the gates of the BioPark's Japanese Garden through January 17.

Kadomatsu are said to attract beneficial spirits and are full of symbolism, representing virtues such as strength, flexibility, vitality and purity.

Visit the Botanic Garden to join in this 600-year-old Shinto tradition.

Price

Included with regular admission.