Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Most Beautiful Time of the Year

There is nothing to equal the beauty of 

Washington DC

during cherry blossom time

The National Cherry Blossom Festival runs from March 20th to April 27th,
 with the expected peak bloom between March 24th to the 28th.  

Peak bloom is defined as the dates on which 70 % of the blossoms will be open 
on the Yoshino cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin.

This year, we'll celebrate the centennial of that first gift
 of 3,020 cherry trees from Japan to the United States in 1912.

For more information about the history of the cherry trees, click HERE