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National Cherry Blossom Festival

25 Mar

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival  is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations.

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I’m very exicted to travel to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. this weekend. It will be my first time seeing the nation’s Capitol since I was a little boy, and have desperately wanted to go back since reaching adulthood. What better time of year to visit than the Cherry Blossom festival (Maybe when a new President is elected?)? However, there is a good chance that the cherry’s have not started to bloom….which will be disappointing. If that is the case, what are we to do? Who has some suggestions? All day at the Mall? Or venture out to the countryside and explore Mt. Vernon?
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