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100 Years of Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 at 02:30 PM EDT

Cherry Blossoms Weather Nippy Winds During Peak Bloom

Cherry Blossoms Weather Nippy Winds During Peak Bloom

It was a chilly Saturday, but the blossoms and their fans are out in force. News4's Derrick Ward reports.

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 12:32 PM EDT

Cherry Blossoms Begin to Bloom; Peak Bloom Expected Thurs.

Cherry Blossoms Begin to Bloom; Peak Bloom Expected Thurs.

It's really happening! D.C.'s cherry blossoms have begun to bloom, and their expected peak bloom dates have been bumped up.

Monday, Apr 2, 2018 at 02:32 PM EDT
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By Jim Iovino

PHOTOS: Cherry Blossoms Through the Years

Peak bloom is almost here! Get excited by taking look back at these stunning...View gallery

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Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 06:45 PM EDT

Think You Know Cherry Blossoms? Take Our Quiz

Think You Know Cherry Blossoms? Take Our Quiz

Now that the cherry blossoms have reached full bloom, here's a quiz to test your knowledge on the iconic trees that draw visitors from all over the world to Washington D.C. for their beauty.

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 at 02:09 PM EDT

Cherry Blossom Festival: 8 Key Events

Cherry Blossom Festival: 8 Key Events

We're still waiting on the actual blossoms, but the National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing! Read on for some of the key events, or check out the full schedule here.

About The Festival
In 1912, the mayor of Tokyo gave 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The gift honored the lasting friendship between the U.S. and Japan. One hundred years later, the trees and their blossoms entice thousands of people to gather at the Tidal Basin to celebrate their beauty and sense of goodwill. Send your pictures to weather@nbcwashington.com or use the hashtag #dcgram on Instagram.