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National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington, D.C.

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E ach spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival is held in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the gift from Japan in 1912.

The Japanese cherry trees flower in bright pink bring a different perspective to the United States Capitol. The Festival is celebrated every March around the time that the trees are at peak bloom, or when 70% of the flowers have blossomed. It is celebrated with a parade, an annual run, and other various events where thousands of people come out to witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms.

 

 

Even the President likes to check out the blossoms!

 

Chris Fluitt
Chris Fluitt
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