If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, you know exactly what to expect in these next two weeks. It may be the busiest time of the year here, when, after the calendar hits spring, one of the best sights in this entire country blooms.
Literally. Thousands upon thousands of trees around this city will flower and cherry blossoms will overtake the Tidal Basin and several other spots in town.
This year has proved tricky to predict the actual bloom, with our warmer than average winter followed by this recent cold front. Original forecasts had them flowering in late March, but right now, the prediction is that they will have peaked by April 4-6th, which doesn't seem to have happened.
For those who
This weekend Washington, D.C. hosts its largest annual event, and the city is expected to be inundated with visitors from across the country.
The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival has been underway since last week, but the highlight of the month-long celebration, the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, takes place this Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C.
There are two seasons in D.C. that people are always aware of. Coincidentally, they always collide. And while tax season leaves people scrambling, the blooming of the cherry blossoms provide a much more serene experience. The cherry blossoms are a Washington institution, much like Congress or traffic. You can’t think of this city without thinking of these beautiful early flowering trees.