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National Cherry Blossom Festival

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, D.C., the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The 2014 Festival overlaps with ICA 2014 and will be held March 20 through April 13.

Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin

The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.

Explore the National Cherry Blossom website to learn more about the Festival and its events, the spectacular gift of trees, and everything you can do to make the most of your visit to the nation's capital during the most beautiful time of the year!

Further information is provided below about the history of the cherry blossoms and festival events that will take place during the festival weeks.

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