National Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrates 100 Years
From the National Cherry Blossom Festival:
“In 1912, an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees was bestowed on Washington, DC by Tokyo, Japan. Rooted strongly and surviving outside elements, the trees have withstood the test of time – and nearly a century later, the National Cherry Blossom Festival is preparing for an unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
The epic 5-week spectacular, from March 20 – April 27, 2012, will unify and electrify the city, the nation, and the world. Washington, DC and the region will be abuzz with excitement. Creativity and innovation will permeate signature Festival events elevating them to new heights, and ground-breaking Centennial exhibitions and programming will amaze and delight. Timeless traditions. Rich culture. Renowned artists. World-class performers. The community at its best!”
In our previous business life, we would travel to Washington DC each year to lobby for our industry and storm the halls of the congressional and senate offices. Even though our trips were generally in early April each year, we never did hit the town during the cherry blossom bloom. WAH!
As a photographer, I would love the opportunity to capture Washington DC decked out in its finest garb.
In our opinion, if you’re ever planning to visit Washington DC, a visit during the National Cherry Blossom Festival would be the cat’s meow.