The International Cherry Blossom Festival is held in Macon, Georgia each spring. Macon is known as the "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World," as around 300,000– 350,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees sprout around downtown, school grounds, and the areas of Macon in late March each year. The celebration goes on for ten days and highlights occasions for individuals all things considered. The celebration isn't related with the National Cherry Blossom Festival held in Washington, D.C.
Yoshino Cherry Trees are not local toward the South. William A. Fickling, Sr., a nearby real estate broker, found the excellence of the Yoshino Cherry Trees in his own particular yard. During an excursion to Washington, D.C. in the year 1952, he found a tree that appeared to be indistinguishable to the ones developing in his yard. In the wake of looking at cut examples from each tree, he found that they coordinated. Another inhabitant to Macon named Carolyn Crayton saw the trees and thought they were lovely. She conversed with Mr. Fickling about planting more trees all through Macon.
To begin the task, Fickling consented to give the trees in the event that she would sort out the planting. The people group planted around 500 Yoshino cherry trees on Saturday, November 24, 1973, with the principal trees planted along Wesleyan Woods, Guerry and Oxford Dr. Throughout the years, the trees turned into a typical sight around the city and developed to wind up a distinguishing image of the city. Macon praised its first International Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring of 1982.