Before moving back to NYC restaurant reviews, I can not leave DC without touching on the history of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Each year the festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington in 1912. The gift and annual celebration honour the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries. The festival offers various events that promote traditional and contemporary Japanese arts and culture, natural beauty, and delicious food!
Events are mostly free and open to the public.
National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC
March 20 – April 12, 2015