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National Cherry Blossom Festival

5 Essential Tips For Photographing DC's Cherry Blossoms

Joe Newman | Posted 04.02.2015 | DC
Joe Newman

Seems simple enough, right? Make your way down to the tidal basin, point your camera in the direction of the blossoms and click away. If only it were that simple.

US Senators' Discourse on Air Quality Regulation and Climate Change: Cartoonish Prop or Environmental Reality?

Keith Peterman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Verbal fireworks during a confirmation hearing within the Dirksen Senate Office Building contrasted sharply with the mellow mood outside.

10 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.!

Budget Travel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you'll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth?

Thank the Women for the Cherry Trees

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 05.28.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

If you venture across the National Mall, you will find precious few memorials to women. At one end, Abraham Lincoln's stoic face scans the two-mile-long lawn. In the middle is the monument to George Washington.

6 Ways To Save On DC Hotels In Cherry Blossom Season

Shermans Travel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

The festival is about one month away. In the past few years, travelers, on average, made hotel reservations about three weeks before they traveled.

Cherry Blossoms: History Behind the Bloom

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

It cannot be overstated that in Japan, the sakura is serious business. But why are the blossoms so significant? Here's hoping you get out and enjoy them this spring -- perhaps, even, with a little more history than before.

The Giving Trees

Melina Bellows | Posted 06.12.2013 | DC
Melina Bellows

This morning I'm a tourist in my own city, walking around the Tidal Basin to witness one of nature's best spring tricks, the blossoming of the cherry ...

PHOTOS: D.C. In Bloom!

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's the most colorful time of the year! After a few delays, Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry blossoms are finally in bloom. The Nat...

$400k Addition To The National Mall

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 360-year-old Japanese stone lantern that is lit each year at the National Cherry Blossom Festival to commemorate the relationshi...

A Short History Of The Cherry Trees

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel
Meg Waite Clayton

The war damage in Japan put in peril the parent rootstock of the U.S. trees along the Arakawa River near Tokyo.

New Dates For Peak Bloom

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.19.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If cherry blossom season is your favorite time of year, be sure to update your calendar. The National Park Service today pushed back its...

National Cherry Blossom Festival Events: Plan Your Own Adventure

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 03.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The 101st National Cherry Blossom Festival is about to welcome spring in Washington D.C. The blooms are coming, specials have been annou...

Where To Find Cherry Blossom-Themed Menus

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.13.2013 | DC

Cherries aren't just for pies and Shirley Temple garnishes anymore. As Washington waits for its most beautiful time of the year -- cherry blossom ...

10 Reasons We Can't Wait For Spring

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.08.2013 | DC

Is there any better time of year to live in Washington, D.C. than spring? Cherry blossoms blooming, festivals abounding, patio dining plentiful.... ...

It's Almost Cherry Blossom Season!

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 03.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C. is about to look very pink. Beginning March 20 and running through April 14, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate th...

Colorado Gets Its Own Cherry Trees for Japanese Blossom Viewing

Gil Asakawa | Posted 06.18.2012 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Japanese culture is all about rituals, like the ritual of "hanami" or flower-viewing. It'll take a while for Coloradans to be able to picnic under the trees at Green Valley Ranch, but it'll be a beautiful ritual when they do.

Debbie Gibson Making Big Appearance

AP | Posted 04.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade are announcing a lineup of celebrities joining the festivities this week. Sin...

An Early Bloom for Washington

Vicki Arroyo | Posted 06.05.2012 | DC
Vicki Arroyo

Every year, thousands of tourists flock to our nation's capitol for the Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival is now taking place -- but without the spectacular blooms. A freak weather anomaly? No. It's consistent with an undeniable trend.

Weekend To-Do: Netflix Seeks Local Actors, A Sushi Festival And An Underwater Egg Hunt

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This weekend, the cherry blossom-mania continues with Japanese Culture Day at the Library of Congress and a high-end sushi extravaganza ...

Cherry Blossom Centennial Stamp To Be Introduced

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service on Friday announced the upcoming introduction of its Cherry Blossom Centennial 45-cent Forever stamps. This ...

Early Spring: A Not-So-Early Warning

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

After a long winter who wouldn't welcome an early onset of warmer weather, daffodils and, here in Washington, cherry blossoms? Isn't that a good thing? The short answer is no. Before becoming completely intoxicated by spring fever, let's consider some of the drawbacks.

Weekend To-Do: Shamrock Fest, Cherry Blossoms And Maryland Day

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This weekend, choose from an unexpected range of festivals: Maryland Day celebrations, National Cherry Blossom Festival events and, yes,...

Enjoy Today As Cherry Blossoms May Be Washed Out

Posted 03.23.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Enjoy the cherry blossoms while they last. The pink and white blooms could get washed out as a soggy weather system moves into the regio...

WATCH: Making Cherry Blossom Trees Hardier

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If the cherry tree blossoms lasted longer, would they still be as precious? A new video describes cherry tree research being done at ...

Cherry Blossoms Reach Full Bloom In D.C. (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In an unusual meteorological turn of events, this year's calendar spring has coincided with the peak bloom of D.C.'s iconic cherry bloss...