s that time of year again! <a href="www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org">The Cherry Blossom Festival</a> is in full swing now. Full of dancing, food, and other entertainment, it is the highlight of any Spring D.C. tourists visit.
I am so lucky, to live in D.C. To be able to walk around campus,or down the street, and see the treasured cherry blossoms every single year I feel so inclined. I`m just so very privileged! If you get a chance, try to visit Japan or D.C. when the cherry blossoms are blooming. It is a gorgeous sight!
The Japanese have festivals and picnics to celebrate the blooming of these gorgeous trees. There is a festival around me as well!
The Cherry Blossom Festival attracts thousands of visitors each year to bask in the blooms and enjoy the Japanese embassy and other groups join together to create this rather humongous event. It is always fun for the tourists, though some locals tend to dread how it can swell our notorious traffic.
That said, the cherry blossoms themselves are lovely in many ways. Kwanzen cherry blossoms, which can only be seen in Japan and D.C., were received as a gift from Japan in honor of our countries’ friendship. In times when some world leaders are not so great at building up international ties, it is nice to have this beautiful display to remind us that the bonds between countries rely on the people more than a piece of paper.
What are your cherry blossom photos and experiences? Tell me all about it, I really want to know!