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Cherry Blossoms

This grandiose celebration comes to the US capital with the arrival of spring

Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. 2019 - Best Time
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The Japanese tradition of celebrating cherry blossoms has found a new home in Washington. Back in 1912 Tokyo presented the US capital with 3,000 cherry trees, and they keep delighting the crowds in the District of Columbia up to this day.

Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. - Best Season 2019
Washinton Monument 2019
Washinton Monument

The blossom period that starts from mid-March and lasts to mid-April provides great photo opportunities at Tidal Basin, Georgetown, and the National Arboretum. During the three-week Cherry Blossom Festival you can also attend several hundred cultural events and parades at various locations.

Cherry blossoms from the Tidal Basin 2019
Cherry blossoms from the Tidal Basin
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