34th Annual Flower Festival

OMAHA – Despite this years bitter cold winter, hundreds of Nebraskans got a taste of spring over the weekend at the 34th Annual Flower Festival in Omaha.

Over 30 floral designers came to the St. Cecilia Cathedral and decorated the church with hundreds of thousands of flowers. This years theme for the festival was gardens, which you don’t see many of in January.

John Wees is a volunteer at the Festival and he explains why the cathedral holds the festival during the winter.

“What were hoping patron to the festival get is a respite from the cold, gray winter here in Omaha and they get a little touch of spring. Because people have asked why do you do the flower festival in January, the answer is look outside. It’s much better what we’ve got here in the cathedral during the festival.” Wees said.

Live music, souvenirs and food were also featured at the event. But like Julie Thompson from Lincoln, Nebraska says, the main attraction is the gorgeous flowers.

“I come to enjoy the flowers. I miss the gorgeous cathedral and it’s a wonderful tradition the event is beautiful.” Thompson said.

The event wrapped up this weekend, so unfortunately, Nebraskans will have to wait until spring to see green plants and flowers like the ones at the cathedral again.

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