Where is National Cherry Blossom Festival?
What is the purpose of the cherry blossom festival? The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC, and celebrates the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.
What is the best time to see the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC? The average peak bloom date, which is when 70% of the flowers of the cherry blossom trees are open, is around April 4. In the past, peak bloom has occurred as early as March 15 and as late as April 18. The entire blooming period can last up to 14 days, which includes the days leading up to peak bloom.
Where is the largest cherry blossom festival in the world? The International Cherry Blossom Festival is held in Macon, Georgia every spring. Macon, known as the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World,” has around 300,000–350,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees that bloom around the city in late March every year since 1982, except 2020 when it was cancelled.