National Cherry Blossom Festival

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The Jefferson Memorial visible through cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C.. It celebrates the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington, D.C. Ozaki gave the trees to show the growing friendship between the United States and Japan.[1]

The festival has large and colorful helium balloons, floats, marching bands along with music and other events.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "History of the Cherry Blossom Trees and Festival". National Cherry Blossom Festival: About. National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. Archived from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  2. "Miss America Nina Davuluri to participate in Cherry Blossom Festival 2014". Retrieved 2014-04-11.