Thursday, May 06, 2010

Tomorrow And Saturday, Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart To Celebrate Ukraine, Future European Union

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Opening Ceremonies, Friday, May 7, at 10 am.

"The first Flower Mart, held in 1939, was a handful of booths with jaunty green and white striped awnings lining the Pilgrim steps. It is said that Mrs. Woodrow Wilson was in one of those booths selling fruits and vegetables. Since then, eight "First Ladies" have opened or attended Flower Mart. In 1954, the first Embassy was asked to be a "Theme Country" for the Mart adding the fun and experience that another country's culture and food can bring to the festival.

And, as always the proceeds from the two days, benefit the 59 remarkable gardens and grounds of Washington National Cathedral."

Ukraine, Future European Union

Russian Federation, Future European Union

History of Washington National Cathedral Flower Mart

Photo credits: Top photo from Kyiv, Ukraine (c) D. Sheppard via Wikipedia; and lower photo from Washington, D.C. (c) Washington National Cathedral. All rights reserved.


English: Donbass Arena, Ukraine
Українська: Донбас Арена
Русский: Донбасс Арена

Photo credit: (c) Elparadiso19 2009 via Wikipedia Commons. Some rights reserved.


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