As we all know, it is finally Spring! And what better way to welcome the new season than the Cherry Blossom’s peak bloom that takes place between April 3rd and 6th. The beautiful Tidal Basin will be expecting more than 1.5 million people visiting our area over the course of 4 weeks to take part in the celebration of the blossoming cherry trees and their history.
On March 27th, 1912, the first two trees were planted along the Tidal Basin and they remain standing still to this day. They were part of 3,020 Japanese cherry trees given to Washington D.C, as a gift from the Mayor of Tokyo to establish the growing friendship between both countries, U.S. and Japan.
As part of the celebration, the grand National Cherry Blossom Festival, held annually between March 20th and April 14th, brings us activities, art exhibits, and cultural performances displaying and showcasing the Japanese culture. And did I mention the parade, live music, kite festival, and fireworks?
The Cherry Blossom Festival has activities for everyone to enjoy the long-awaited spring weather. Make sure you check it out, you don’t want to miss out!
For more information visit https://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org