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National Cherry Blossom Festival

20 Mar 2020
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12 Apr 2020
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About National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington, D.C. Chairman Ozaki gave the trees to improve the developing kinship between the United States and Japan and furthermore commend the proceeded with cozy connection between the two countries. Expansive and vivid helium inflatables, coasts, walking groups from the nation over, music and ability to entertain are parts of the Festival's procession and different occasions. The push to convey cherry bloom trees to Washington, D.C., went before the official planting by a very long while.

In 1885, Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore came back from her first trek to Japan and moved toward the U.S. Armed force Superintendent of the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds with planting cherry trees along the recovered waterfront of the Potomac River. Scidmore, who might go ahead to end up the primary female board individual from the National Geographic Society, was repelled, however she would keep proposing the plan to each Superintendent for the following 24 years. A few cherry trees were conveyed to the locale by people in this period, including one that was the area of a 1905 cherry bloom review and casual get-together facilitated by Scidmore in northwest D.C.

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