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Cherry Blossoms

You’ve probably heard about the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC, but do you know the story behind them?

In 1912, the people of Japan gave 3,020 cherry trees to the people of the United States as a gift of friendship. Those trees were planted in three places around Washington, most prominently at the Tidal Basin.

Each year, there is a National Cherry Blossom Festival which coincides with the blooming of the cherry trees. The cherry blossoms appear at different times each year, depending on the weather. The average date for the trees to bloom is April 4 and they usually last for about two weeks.

Here’s how the cherry blossoms looked this year . . .


Bug And Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms And Washington Monument

Cherry Blossoms

Red Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

The Tidal Basin

Cherry Blossoms

Couple Enjoying The Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Ghosts At The Jefferson Memorial

Ghosts At The Jefferson Memorial

You can see more cherry blossom photos here.