Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Video Wednesday: Kenilworth Lotus and Waterlily Festival 2015
On July 11, 2015, the much-anticipated Lotus and Waterlily Festival took place at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC. From 10AM to 4PM, thousands of people gathered to walk through a vast array of lotus and waterlilies in full bloom.
Children enjoyed making lotus flower hats, getting their faces painted, and painting demonstrations. There were also gardening workshops, traditional Asian and African dance performances, and lotus tea tasting for the adults. Visitors also had the opportunity to make lily pad hats and Japanese fans to keep them cool in the summer heat.
Visitors enjoyed many other displays of entertainment, including educational and cultural exhibitors with a Civil War reenactment that was followed by a history lesson about the Civil War for all interested.