Traveling for cherry blossoms: America’s largest spring festival

Many cultures around the world celebrate spring with beautiful festivals, welcoming the warmth and the new life that it brings. The United States has its own springtime festival, too. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the biggest springtime festival in the United States and is held in Washington, D.C., for four weeks. Besides welcoming spring and the beautiful cherry blossoms that bloom around the city, the festival also commemorates friendship. Back in 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo gifted the city of Washington, D.C., with 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to honor the friendship between J…

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