It’s that time of year again when we get so excited about seeing cherry blossoms in full bloom – which also means, it’s time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebration in the nation’s capital.
This year, the horticulturists at National Park Service has updated the peak bloom prediction of the cherry blossom trees to happen next week on April 3-6. Peak bloom is defined as the period when 70 percent of the blossoms on the Yoshino Cherry trees are open; however, the blooming period can last up to 14 days.
About the National Cherry Blossom Festival:
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.
To learn more about the “nation’s greatest Springtime celebration” and to see a full list of scheduled 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival events, go to their website at: www.NationalCherryBlossomFestival.org
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