Washington is Hosting the National Cherry Blossom Festival

National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DCWashington city is a top travel destination for many tourists, because it’s a fascinating American place with wonderful historical sights for inspiration, shopping magazines, the culture, people, their living style and other great experiences. But, if you are looking for a real good reason to visit Washington, only think of  the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

If you are planning to visit Washington, cherry blossoms are a must see this month or in April, because they offer breathtaking pictures with those beautiful petal colors in white and pink,so delicate, fragile and having a short life. Even so, in this time of the year, these cherry trees in blossom create idyllic and romantic atmosphere for both tourists and locals.

  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a unique show that can be admired this year from March 20 to April 14, featuring many ceremonies, lots of interactive and creative activities, fireworks and even a parade. For about two weeks, the entire city is invaded by many tourists that come all the way to assist this impressive and wonderful festival.
  • With this festival, the American nation is celebrating the welcoming of spring, when we can really enjoy the rebirth of nature, after a long winter. And what better way to do it than in Washington? The city is a truly treasure with cherry trees around in the parks, impressing everyone with their beauties.

Here you can find over 3,700 cherry blossom trees  in one place and, according to tradition, the first one planted in the Tidal Basin was received as a gift from the Japanese people in 1912. The peak date is associated with the moment when 70 percent of the blossoms are opened. If you are interested or curios to admire the nature’s beauties, you can join a tour group or get yourself a brochure from the National Park Service and do the tour by yourself.

Joining these festival, you’ll have the chance to participate and interact with many people, make new friends, engage in lots of interactive activities for both adults and kids of all ages. It is also a great opportunity to discover more about the Japanese culture, because it is celebrated also the Japanese culture day with book readings, origami and other activities to introduce visitors to the Japanese amazing culture and traditions.

You can also visit the International Spy Museum that gives the smartphones’ owners the chance to download a free scavenger hunt challenge application available during this festival. Most of the events and activities are for free, so attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival from Washington for a truly unique experience, including memorials, museums or monuments.

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