The spring of 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. In 1912, the city of Tokyo, Japan gave Washington DC an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to be planted around the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park and on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The 100th anniversary of these beautiful trees will be celebrated from March 20– April 27, 2012.

This year’s century celebration of National Cherry Blossom Festival is expected to be the biggest celebration ever. The bloom period for the cherry blossoms lasts approximately 14 days. The average peak bloom date is around April 4th, which means that by the later weeks of the festival the blooms will be gone.

On Mar 25, 2012, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place will
launch the 100th Anniversary of the Gift of the Washington Cherry Blossom More >

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