Cherry Blossom Festival
United States, District Of Columbia, Washington / March


Cherry Blossom Festival Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.

The Festival was expanded to two weeks in 1994 to accommodate a diverse activity schedule during the blooming period. Today, more than a million people visit Washington, DC each year to admire the blossoming cherry trees and attend events that herald the beginning of spring in the nation’s capital.

The National Park Service Provides a Live Cherry Blossom Webcam looking North West across the Tidal Basin from the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.


Contact Info - Cherry Blossom Festival
Address: Tidal Basin, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
Phone: 877.44.BLOOM (442-5666)

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