Stunning Pictures Of National Cherry Blossom Festival In Washington D.C.

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The 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. running from March 26 to April 10 promisingly attracts a million visitors. It is predicted that the pink and white blossoms will be at their best from March 26 to April 3, slightly earlier than some years in the past.

This spring celebration commemorates the March 27, 1912 when Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo presented Japanese cherry trees to the city of Washington. He aimed at keeping close as well as improving the growing friendship between the United States and Japan. The first Cherry Blossom Festival was held in 1935 under joint sponsorship by numerous civic groups.


A cat gets closer view of the cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial on a Sunday, March 27, 2011

A cat gets closer view of the cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial on Sunday, March 27, 2011


The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in spite of wintry weather

The cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in spite of wintry weather


Many visitors gather around the Tidal Basin to see cherry blossom after a snowy gray morning

Many visitors gather around the Tidal Basin to see cherry blossom after a snowy gray morning


Visitors walk around the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial

Visitors walk around the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial


Despite frozen temperatures, visitors still go to the park to watch the cherry blossoms as they approached their peak

Despite frozen temperatures, visitors still go to the park to watch the cherry blossoms as they approach their peak


A yellow ribbon and note express solidarity and sympathy for the Japanese earthquake victims

A yellow ribbon and note express solidarity and sympathy for the Japanese earthquake victims


The festival has long been a celebration of friendship between the District and Japan

The festival has long been a celebration of friendship between the District and Japan


Two ducks take a swim around the Tidal Basin where the cherry trees begin to bloom

Two ducks take a swim around the Tidal Basin where the cherry trees begin to bloom


The 16-day festival welcomes a million visitors each year

The 16-day festival welcomes a million visitors each year


The Jefferson Memorial is seen through the cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin

The Jefferson Memorial is seen through the cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin


Cherry blossom branches frame the Washington Monument

Cherry blossom branches frame the Washington Monument


Cherry blossom inspires a man to draw this picture of cherry tree in Tidal Basin

Cherry blossom inspires a man to draw this picture of cherry tree in Tidal Basin

 

People pose the blossoms before the festival's official start

People pose the blossoms before the festival's official start


People walk past cherry trees at the Tidal Basin on the first day of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival

People walk past cherry trees at the Tidal Basin on the first day of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival


 

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This article was published on 2011/03/29