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Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

Cherry Blossom Festival in DC

Cherry blossoms near the Jefferson memorial

Springtime, perfect for having picnics, wearing shorts and admiring the Cherry Blossom in DC. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an two-week (per annum) event that celebrates springtime in Washington, DC as well as the 1912 gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.

Another view of the Jefferson memorial, framed by cherry blossoms

DC Attractions include multiple festivals, museums, monuments, and more. The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization that coordinates, produces, and supports creative and diverse activities promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty and the environment, and community spirit and youth education. It’s also begins peak season for an influx of tourists to Washington, also brought in by the thousands of historical landmarks, museums, and other buildings, The National Museum of Crime & Punishment, located in Washington, D.C. is one of those such buildings, with excellent depictions of historically famous crime scenes along detailed information concerning past wars, forensics, organized crime, and more.

(This is a guest posting. Text and photographs are copyright – Erik Braunitzer)

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  1. April 2, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I was just about to say: You live in Tokyo and you chase the cherry blossom all the way to D.C.? 😉

    Our cherry blossom festival in Hamburg is in May, so we still need a few more warm days to catch up.

  2. tish
    March 15, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Are there any cherry blossoms in bloom now? What about the Friday or Saturday before the festival starts 3/25/11.

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  3. Jerry
    March 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I was just up in D.C. Tuesday and there were already blooms it should be great this weekend

  4. Niki
    March 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I work about 10 minutes from the Tidal Basin in DC. Yes, the cherry blossoms are here, but I fear they will freeze tonight! It’s unseasonably old here, supposed to snow later today.

  5. April 3, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I really like your picture of the Jefferson Memorial.

    We are here at the festival now and have taken some good shots this year.

    Hopefully the blooms will hold on a little while longer with the wind this year.

  6. April 11, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you Japan. An exquisite gift. Almost 100 years now. Bless you all.lovely photos. Thank you for sharing. I’m in the other Washington. We can’t get these trees here!!

  7. M. Campbell
    April 13, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I’m coming in late to Washington DC area, on April 14th will there be any blossoms left on the trees. I really want to see this. If anyone knows if they are still blooming please let me know.

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