The 2014 Festival commemorates the 102nd anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees from Tokyo to Washington, D.C., and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan.
The National Park Service announced that peak bloom (defined as when 70 percent of the blossoms are open) will be April 8–12.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2014 Festival includes three spectacular weeks and four weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty and community spirit.
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(Photos courtesy nationalcherryblossomfestival.org)