The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates 100 years
In the spring of 2012, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will host a once-in-a-lifetime centennial celebration.
In 1912, the city of Tokyo, Japan gave Washington DC an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to be planted around the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park and on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
The 100th anniversary of these beautiful trees will be celebrated with 5-weeks of spectacular events. The 2012 Cherry Blossom Festival is one to be sure not to miss!
Dates: March 20 to April 27, 2012.
The centennial National Cherry Blossom Festival is expected to be the biggest celebration ever. Keep in mind that although the festival and special events will be extended for the centennial, the bloom period for the cherry blossoms lasts approximately 14 days, which means that by the later weeks of the festival the blooms will be gone.Regardless of when you visit, spring is a beautiful time in Washington and lots of other trees and flowers will be blossoming as well.
For More Information: Visit http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/about/2012-centennial/