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Cherry Blossoms

March 24, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

As Washington’s famed cherry blossoms are poised to reach their peak, let us take a moment to reflect on the land of their origin, Japan.

Done? Okay, back to DC.

In keeping with the gentle, contemplative nature of the Japanese blossom-viewing tradition, Washington visitors can take part in the Cherry Blossom Rugby Tournament, Cherry Blossom Festival Gala Dinner Cruise, Cherry Blossom Family Bike Rally, Cherry Blossom Classic Golf Tournament, Cherry Blossom Festival Pink Tie Party,  and Cherry Blast Dance Party.


Weekend Blossom Blow-Out in DC

April 9, 2010

Weekend Blossom Blow-Out in DC

It’s the big final weekend of Washington’s National Cherry Blossom Festival®. The 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade®. Giant balloons. Marching bands. Tap dancers. Taiko drummers. Miss America. Local celebrities. The 50th Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. The Target® Performance Stage near the Washington Monument®.

And the Cherry Blossom Web Cam is working great still broken.


Image (“Cherry Blossom Viewing at the Tidal Basin, after Hiroshige”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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