National Cherry Blossom Festival Essay

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National Cherry Blossom Festival

The festival I have picked to do is the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. I thought this festival was interesting because it is not just an average festival with delicious food, live music and countless family and friend activities, but a festival to celebrate and honor a friendship between two countries. I think that this is a festival everyone should go and see at least once in their life. The atmosphere of the people there and the color of the blossoms is just breathtaking, it is not something you can just look at from a photo, for a photo cannot capture the true beauty of it. Also to see the national monuments through the colors of the trees on a beautiful spring day adds to
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And later in 2012 First Lady Michelle Obama was involved in the festival by planting a cherry tree in West Potomac Park among dignitaries and guests ("National Cherry Blossom Festival"). The National Cherry Blossom Festival used to be just one to two weeks long; however in 2012 it expanded to five weeks to provide a tribute to the 100 year anniversary of the gift of the trees. The extended dates also provide a way to bring more people to come and visit the festival. Over the last year there were over 1.5 million people who went and saw the trees and took part in the events during the entirety of the festival. The 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival took place from March 20th till April 13th. The events of the festival ranged from a 5k/10k run to family and children’s events. This festival has it all! Starting on March 20th they had a few different events going on like a community art show, workout dance classes and a Pink Tie party fundraiser. March 22nd was the opening day of the festival and with that they had the National Cherry Blossom Opening Ceremony to a family day at the National Building Museum where kids could learn and make Japanese style design arts and many more activities to keep them happy and busy (washingtion.org). The festival itself is free along with some of the activities and amusements going on throughout the weeks but there is some where you

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