Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.


National Cherry Blossom Festival
Each year Washington, D.C. celebrates the gift of ornamental cherry trees from Tokyo, Japan.  In a ceremony on March 27, 1912, First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador planted a pair of trees, the first of thousands which were shipped to the city.  

The sender writes:
Though this year's blooms were a little "whimpy" compared to the average year, they were still beautiful and even magical!  Spring certainly is gorgeous here in our nation's capital!

This postcard is postmarked on March 29, 2017. 
USA stamp 2016
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