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Spring isn’t the same without cherry blossoms. Washington, DC is a magical place when the cherry blossoms bloom. Once the blossoms fall off they coat sidewalks and roads like tiny snowflakes. They only stay around for a few weeks though, which in some ways adds to the attraction.
Every year in Washington, DC thousands of people gather to celebrate spring with the blooming of the cherry blossoms. The light pink to white blossoms; flower on several types of trees native to Japan. In 1912, Japan gave more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees to the U.S., as a symbol of the two countries friendship. The trees were planted around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC and in Manhattan.
In Washington, DC the cherry blossoms bloom between mid-March and mid-April.
For more information on the National Cherry Blossom Festival: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.