We all instantly recognize the Lincoln Memorial next to the tidal basin, a feature of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, on the national Mall. While Abraham Lincoln is one of our best known U.S. figures, his Memorial is a unique blending of historic setting and architecture, as well as the president’s sculpted figure.
For the first year ever, organizers of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival are holding open online auditions to find vocalists to perform during the parade. [ more › ]
01-30 Sep Saké Restaurant and Bar will celebrate sakura (cherry blossoms) in a month-long festival dedicated to the flower. Executive Chef Shaun Presland...
Cherry Blossom Festivals are the most beautiful places to witness white dudes who are a little too obvious about having a thing for Asians.
I’ve planned to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. but was kept away by fear of crowds. In the end, I had a delightful day for all my worries. The post Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington D.C., USA – Daily Photo appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast.
Revelers doing the bon odori dance (a traditional Japanese dance) at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. Photo by Joanne Wong. [ more › ]
Each spring, Washington, D.C., transforms from a city of grey to a city of pink during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual springtime celebration of the capital's most famous flower. This year's "Peak Bloom Date" fell on April 9; today's Photo of the Day, from Flickr user Christopher Skillman, was taken a day later. Show More Summary
One of Washington’s quaintest traditions celebrated its 65th anniversary this weekend with the crowning of a new Cherry Blossom Queen to reign over the annual Cherry Blossom Parade and festival. There’s no vulgar swimsuit competition at the pageant organized by … Continue reading ?
Ever have one of those days (or months) where you just need a change of scenery? That's how I was feeling last weekend so we ventured out to San Fransisco for the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown. I didn't take a lot of photos due to the crowds. Show More Summary
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is tomorrow. Make sure you know what roads will be closed. [ more › ]
This weekend: Nationals take on division rivals; Damaged City festival at St. Stephens; Cherry Blossom Festival winds down. [ more › ]
Washington’s iconic cherry blossoms reached “peak bloom” this week, drawing crowds of tourists and locals to the National Cherry Blossom Festival on the Tidal Basin.
WE WAITED a long time; went back several times. The Cherry Blossom festival was declared at its peak last week, yet just this past Sunday very few trees had actually bloomed. Tight blossoms seemed to simply stare back at the crowd. Then came the heat on Tuesday. The rest you can see for yourself. As [...] The post Cherry Blossoms Finally Pop appeared first on Taylor Marsh.
One of our own happens to be visiting Japan during the Cherry Blossom festival. ABC News photo editor Deana Mitchell captured these moving images of the cherry blossom trees while in Tokyo. The peak in Japan ranged from mid to late March this year. The...
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Ah, springtime has arrived in Washington, D.C. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is under way. The cherry trees, 3,700 of them given to America by the Japanese in 1912, are in full bloom. One incident involving the trees reminds me...Show More Summary
March 31, 1939. Washington, D.C. "Senate Majority Leader crowns Cherry Blossom Queen. Climaxing the annual Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival in Potomac Park today, Senate Majority Leader Alben W. Barkley placed the crown on the head of Peggy Townsend, Cherry Blossom Queen. Thousands of visitors view the beautiful blossoms every year." Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.
THE SNOWFALL today beats them all… Waiting for the Cherry Blossom Festival, we’re very glad the last spring snows weren’t preceded by warm weather, or the Cherry Blossoms would be fallen and damaged, instead of hibernating for just the right moment. It’s the most gorgeous Monday of the season, winter or spring.
An enduring legacy can start with a single idea. Each year in Washington D.C., the arrival of spring is celebrated with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Did you know that the festival marks a gift of trees from the people of Japan?...Show More Summary
As it does every spring, Metro is suspending scheduled track work to make way for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. [ more › ]