20 March – 16 April. Various sites in Washington, DC. Celebrating the decades of cherry blossoms in our nation’s capital. In the midst of thousands of beautiful cherry blossom trees— a gift from Tokyo in 1912— festivities include cultural performances by local and international artists, tours, sporting events, art exhibits and other events celebrating spring. Highlights include Family Days and the Opening Ceremony, a spectacular Fireworks Festival and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and Sakura Matsuri— Japanese Street Festival.
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