More than 3,000 of the trees were planted along Washington D.C.’s tidal basin in 1912, a gift from Japan. Since then Washingtonians have celebrated the annual blooming of the pink blossoms with a parade, and even a beauty pageant.
A sure sign of springtime in Washington D.C. is when the cherry blossom trees come into full bloom along the Tidal Basin.
A sea of pink stretches from national monument to national monument. The 3,000 cherry trees were a gift from Japan in 1912 as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.
Now each year the blooming of the trees is marked with a Cherry Blossom Festival. The celebration grew from humble beginnings to a great spring festival drawing thousands of visitors from around the world.
Snow has blanketed much of the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States. New York City, Washington D.C., Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Atlanta were hit particularly hard by the snow storm and winter weather.
LONDON (Reuters) – A new generation of global activists have embraced the image of a 17th century English Catholic traitor whose arrest and gruesome execution is still celebrated across Britain every year by burning his effigy.
Oct. 3 Photo Brief: Muscle Mania in Korea, newborn elephants in Tel Aviv and skyscraper climbing in Paris
The Muscle Mania Fitness Korea competition takes place in Seoul, the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo in Tel Aviv, Israel announced a new born female Asian elephant calf, French climber Alain Robert, known as Spiderman, scales a skyscraper in Paris and more in today’s daily brief.