Arizona State’s Flower Festival draws more than 2,000 guests
AUSTIN — A parade of giant sequoias and other Arizona State University artworks is set to take place this weekend, as part of a festival that honors the state’s state flower.
The “Arizona State Flower Festival” is taking place from Saturday, April 8, through Sunday, April 9, when the Tempe area will be the hub for the celebration.
The event is designed to highlight the diversity of the state and the state flower, which is named the Apache, for which the university’s faculty and staff are dedicated.
The annual event attracts more than 20,000 people each year and attracts a large number of Native Americans.
The Native American community has been celebrating the State of Arizona’s flower for more than 70 years, and the tradition is considered one of the most significant in the state.
The festival is also attended by a large portion of the Temples of Arizona and the National Historic Landmark, which are part of the National Register of Historic Places.
The festival is part of an initiative to educate the community on the history of the Apache and its significance.
A memorial to the Apache was built in 2013 at the historic Apache Indian Reservation, where the festival is held.
A state-of-the-art sculpture of the artist William Henry Morgan and his wife will also be on display at the festival, according to a press release.
The ceremony is also a way for Native Americans to remember and commemorate the state of Arizona, which has a long history of honoring Native American culture.
A ceremony honoring the State’s State Flower, Arizona State, Tempe, Arizona, April 5, 2019.
The state flower has been recognized by several states including Texas, New Mexico and California.
Arizona is currently ranked third in the nation for its diversity of flora.