Monday, June 24, 2024

Cherry Blossom Festival

 Do you know about the yearly Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.? The trees were a gift to us from Japan. Anyway, decades ago it was mostly a kind of small local thing. But NOW, it is so huge! People from all over the country attend, and it is a big event. So come with me as we watch in on our T.V. and get an idea of what goes on.















But wait, that's not all! There is still the student art, large building projections, and pink tie ball! Those will be my next two posts.

“I have a pretty good memory, but memories are time beings, too, like cherry blossoms or ginkgo leaves; for a while they are beautiful, and then they fade and die.”

 — Ruth Ozeki

13 comments:

CheerfulMonk said...

Wow! I had no idea!

roentare said...

Cherry trees were not native in Japan either.

Ann said...

Wow, that's some parade. I had no idea they had such a huge celebration for this.

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MadSnapper said...

wow, I have never even heard about this.. it should have been in the BARBIE all pink movie.. ha ha.. love the piano and the balloons are gorgeous. would love to see the dancers... bring it on, never seen any of this... we never know what is on TV because Bob records what he watches and fast forward through commercials. no TV shows that we like except AGT so only see what is coming up on that channel.

Shug said...

I have heard of this, but never have I seen any photos of the massive array of pink. The Dunkin' Donut truck fits right in and the piano is a fav in these pictures. I also like the horse and buggy...but the hot pink in all of these pictures is sure standing out... We do not have cherry trees in our area. Not sure I've ever seen a cherry tree...

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny, I have heard about it - but I have never gone. Have you? And I love pink. It looks like a lot of fun.

Jenny the Pirate said...

I have never heard of this event but it looks so interesting! Can't wait to see your posts about the rest of it. xoxo

Mari said...

That's quite the festival! Cherry blossoms are so pretty.

photowannabe said...

I knew that the Cherry Blossoms were a big deal in DC but had no idea there was so much "hoop-la", parades, etc.
thanks for sharing.
Sue

happyone said...

I knew about all the cherry trees but didn't know about all the parades and everything.

Rose said...

I did not know this, either.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

I never realized they had such a fancy cherry blossom celebration in DC. Nor did I realize cherry blossoms bloomed in June. I thought it was in April.
You got some great pictures.

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