Celebrating 100 years of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, D.C. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries. This year marks the centennial celebration of the event and is being billed as an “epic five-week spectacular.”
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