The Nation's Greatest Springtime Celebration

WASHINGTON, DC

MARCH 20 - APRIL 17, 2016
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Bloom Watch

..., depending on weather conditions. The Blooming Period is defined as that period when 20 percent of the blossoms are open until the petals fall and leaves appear. The blooming period starts several days before the peak bloom date and can last as long as 14 days, however, frost or high temperatures combined...
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Blossom Kite Festival

Blossom Kite Festival

... Spring Kite Makers Competition! SCHEDULE Depending on wind and weather, schedule is subject to change Opening Ceremony Opening Remarks   10 am National Anthem Step into Spring Kick-off Parade Competition & Demonstration Field Kite Ballets and Demonstrations 10:30 – 11 am Adult Kite Makers Competition...
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Blossoms Still in Bloom!

...Washington D.C.’s famous cherry blossoms will be in peak bloom through the early part of the week, accompanied today with perfect weather for blossom viewing! With the absence of extremely bad weather, the trees are expected to continue to look amazing for at least several days. Come out to the... Tidal Basin and National Mall for the perfect combination of great weather and great timing for peak bloom....
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Create Art & More

... by making your own cherry blossom flower out of recycled materials. Teru Teru Bozu Print These good weather charms are traditional Japanese dolls made out of white cloth. Children typically hang these dolls in their window... to bring good weather....especially before festivals. Daruma Doll Print The Daruma Doll comes from a Japanese legend of Daruma, a Zen Buddhist. In the legend, Daruma sat in a cave meditating for so long that he lost...
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Walking and Biking

...Walking and Biking Walking One of the best ways to take in the sights of any city is by foot, and that’s especially true in Washington, DC at cherry blossom time. With the vitality of spring and pleasant weather, enjoy the trip to the blossoms by foot, with landmarks and statuesque monuments along...
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Step Into Spring Fitness

Step Into Spring Fitness

.... March 28 - Please dress appropriately for the incoming weather conditions. WORLD.BEAT.DANCE | 10am - 11am: Shahana Take your dance practice on a trip around the globe as you learn classic and modern movements in Afro-Cuban Jazz, Reggae, Soca, and Salsa Caliente - just to name a few. FITNESS PARTY | 11am...
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FAQ

... nearly as possible with the blooming of the trees. Peak Bloom Date is defined as the day on which 70 percent of the blossoms of the Yoshino cherry trees are open. The date when the Yoshino cherry blossoms reach peak bloom varies from year to year, depending on weather conditions. The mean date of...
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