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May. 8, 2021 | Saturday
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Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: 1955 Blossom Blessing Festival
1955 Blossom Blessing Festival. (Supplied/NOTL Museum)

We are all enjoying the beautiful blossoms on the fruit trees this spring. This week’s photo is of the 1955 Blossom Blessing Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Little is known about this festival, so it may have been short-lived. What has been gathered is that the community would come together for a parade to celebrate spring and have the religious leaders offer a blessing for a successful fruit season. This photo in particular shows children riding on one of the floats, with blossoms attached, heading down Picton Street toward King Street. The Moffat Inn building can be seen on the left. There is no doubt we are very fortunate to live in a strong fruit farming community and we are sure we would all be more than willing to get together to bless the fruit of the Earth as soon as it is safe to do so.

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