Cherry Blossom Festival - On Location: Washington DC
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is Washington, DC springtime 2012 Festival is March 20 - April 27, the centennial of the gift of the trees from Japan. Featuring daily cultural performances, sporting events, arts, crafts, demonstrations and other special events. For schedules and information visit www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org or call the Festival hotline at (877) 44BLOOM.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries. These are the trees that now turn the Tidal Basin into a cloud of pink each spring for all to enjoy. Today, more than a million people visit Washington, DC each year to admire the blossoming cherry trees and attend events that herald the beginning of spring in the nation’s capital.
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Note: Proceeds (fee) will go directly towards helping the white-clad widows, the forbidden
“out-caste” and the untouchable eunuchs, shunned as members of the
“third sex” by the Indian society. All collected money will be donated to a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers interested in dedicating their expertise and time to fight a wide variety of social injustices in India.