Spring has arrived and although international visitors are still considering options as to when they can start visiting America once more one of the most famous festivals in America has just started.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in Washington D.C runs for four weeks and celebrates Spring’s arrival as well as friendship.
In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo presented Washington D.C with 3,000 Japanese Cherry Trees to honour the friendship between Japan and the USA. The trees were planted around the Tidal Basin between the National Mall and the Jefferson Memorial. It remains one of the most picturesque parts of the city.
The first festival took place in 1927 and with modern technology the world can view the blossoms by using the Bloom Cam. Peak Blooms are predicted between 02 April and 05 April.
Most festivities will be held virtually due to the Coronavirus restrictions in 2021.
To view the blossoms or learn more about the festival click below