Cherry Blossom in DC
The 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival take place between March 20 and April 14. The entire blooming period can last up to 14 days. This means that tomorrow will be the last day.
luckily, this year we were able to make to DC at its peak bloom (the week of April 1st). Weather was perfect, which made the strolling around the Tidal Basin so very pleasant.
Our walk started from the Washington Monument toward the Jefferson Memorial and around the Tidal Basin, a 2-mile walk.
The Jefferson Memorial:
The majority of blossoms are located near the Tidal Basin and along the shoreline of East Potomac Park.
In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gifted Washington, D.C., with 3,000 cherry trees, or sakura, as a symbol of the friendship between the people of the U.S. and the people of Japan. The festival now lasts four weeks and attracts more than 1.5 million people to the city.
It was the spring break week for the schools in DC, so it was the busiest week of the cherry blossom festival month.
Can you imagine being surrounded by cherry blossom all around you?