National Cherry Blossom Festival Photo Gallery

Katherine Du, Team Leader

Millions of people visit Washington D.C. for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, taking place this year from March 20 to April 17. The festival began in 1935, soon after Mayor Yukio Ozaki from Japan presented 3,000 cherry trees to the United States to commemorate the long-lasting friendship between the two countries. The Opening Ceremony for the cherry blossom festival, featuring world-famous performers, will take place on March 26 in the Warner Theatre. Other events related to the cherry blossoms include the Blossom Kite Festival on April 2, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on April 16, and Sakura Matsuri (Japanese Street Festival) on April 16.