In previous entries I talked about the importance of Cherry Blossoms in Japan.
In 1912 the mayor of Tokyo gave a gift of 3000 cherry trees to the city of Washington D.C., thus spreading the love of cherry blossom viewing to North America.
Nowadays, Washington D.C. hosts the National Cherry Blossom Festival. I’ve been there and it was really beautiful to see a mass of cherry blossoms in bloom.
Below are links to some Cherry Blossom Festivals Around the World. If you know of any others, please comment below.
Here’s a photo from when we went to view the Cherry Blossoms. I was pregnant with my son at the time.
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