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The National Cherry Blossom Festival is Coming to Washington D.C.

What began as a simple flower ceremony on March 27th, 1912, when First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted the first two trees from Japan on the north bank of the West Potomac Tidal basis, has turned into a national treasure. The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. now sees more than a million attendees each year who come to enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms and to gather in the spirit of community. Continue reading [...]

National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

In Japan, cherry trees, called "sakura," and cherry blossom flowers themselves are held in high regard. Parties are arranged every cherry blossom season, to view the blossom, consider the transient nature of life, and have fun while eating food and enjoying good company. In Japan today, cherry blossoms symbolize innocence, simplicity, and spring time. Continue reading [...]