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Cherry Blossom Festival

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.

Parenting With Grace

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The magic of storytelling has helped my sons and I connect with a kindred spirit half a world away. Now if that isn't grace, I don't know what is.

Your Complete Guide To SoCal Festivals For 2014

Los Angeles Daily News | Mariecar Mendoza | Posted 03.02.2014 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to some of the biggest and best festivals around. Whether an Angeleno or a visitor from afar, L.A. and its surrounding communities...

13 Ways To Feature Cherry Blossoms At Your Wedding

Kellee Khalil | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

Nothing says spring quite like trees bursting with beautiful cherry blossoms.

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...

Cherry Blossoms Peak Bloom Dates Changed Again, Again

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.04.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- You can't predict the weather. Well, you can predict the weather but it's really hard. Sometimes you predict the weather and are wrong a...

How Will Snow Affect D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms?

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The spring snow is not expected to affect Washington's famous cherry blossoms. National Park Service spokeswoman Carol Johnson says Mon...

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...

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...

Cities Blooming In Spring 2013

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Mardi Gras may be over, but the party is just getting started in the Big Easy.

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.

WATCH: Scenes From The National Cherry Blossom Parade

Posted 04.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Saturday's National Cherry Blossom Parade drew tens of thousands downtown to see singing kids, martial arts, skating D.C.'s roller derby...

Win the Opportunity to Walk With Moon Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in This Year's Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Larry Bock | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Larry Bock

A visit to Washington, DC in the spring is always exciting, but this season the 'wow" factor in the nation's capital goes up a notch with the 100th Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 14.

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...

PHOTOS: 100 Years Of D.C. Cherry Blossoms

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Celebrating the centennial of Japan's gift of cherry blossoms to the American capital, it seems that some things never change. For start...

LOOK: '5x5' Project's Amy Lipton Talks About Art And Mating Insects

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's more than just cherry blossom season. It's also the season for a Howard University student to cover himself in stamps and ask post ...

Obon Dance an Annual Highlight of Cherry Blossom Festival

Gil Asakawa | Posted 08.21.2011 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Wherever you find Japanese-American communities, you'll find summertime festivals where people gather to dance to old-style Japanese folksongs in circular formations.

In Devastated Region, Japan's Survivors Celebrate Amid Wreckage

Posted 06.18.2011 | World

Surrounded by devastation, Japanese earthquake victims are nonetheless carrying on traditions and honoring the dead. Residents in one of the most deva...

Free Spring Festivals In Los Angeles

| Michael Berick | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles

Story courtesy of City's Best. By Michael Berick As March sees its final days and April makes its arrival, there are more signs of spring. This ...

Cherry Blossom Festival Pays Tribute To Japan

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The flowering trees that symbolize friendship between the United States and Japan are blooming for the 99th time in Washington in the wa...