Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cherry Blossom Time in Washington

We are right in the middle of Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival as thousands of visitors from around the world come to witness this each year. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the famous trees (3,000) given to us by Tokyo, Japan in 1912. Rooted strongly and surviving outside elements, the trees have withstood the test of time. If you can’t be there we have books and videos about Washington D.C. as well as Ann McClellan’s “The Cherry Blossom Festival”. This excellent book tells the development, meaning and symbolism of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Visit the web site www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for a web cam of the blossoms and complete festival activities.

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