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Malden, Massachusetts (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled for March 20-April 14 this year and now is the time to plan a trip to the capitol. This springtime celebration in Washington D.C. has been held for 85 years, commemorating the gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the American people from the mayor of Tokyo, Japan in 1912.
The first National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. was held in 1927 and it has only gotten better. The crowning of the Cherry Blossom Queen and a big parade are two important events of the festival. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013. The parade route runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets and it is free. Grandstand seats are $20 per person, but they go fast. Giant helium balloons, elaborate floats and marching bands from all over the nation participate in this springtime celebration, and it is televised live.
The easiest way to schedule a trip for this festival in Washington D.C. is to go through tripedition.com since they have planned trips for this event from March 15-April 15. This tour group handles all the details while you relax and enjoy the trip. Nearly every convenience you could ever want is included in this trip and all you have to do is write the check.
Spring is lovely in Washington, D.C., especially at cherry blossom time, and the festival celebrates the long friendship between the United States and Japan. In 1981, a flood destroyed many cherry trees in Japan, and the U.S. took cuttings from our own trees to send to Japan to replace the lost trees. What a lovely way to reciprocate for such a wonderful gift. Japan sent more cherry trees through the years when a blight wiped out some of the first plantings. The United States sent a gift of flowering dogwood trees to the Japanese people in 1915. First lady, Michelle Obama, Honorary Chairperson of the festival, helped plant a new cherry tree in 2012.
Contact Tripedition now to reserve a trip to the beautiful festival in Washington D.C. and be part of this unique history.