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Cherry Blossom festival
Transcript of Cherry Blossom festival
The festival of the spring and beauty
Cherry Blossom Festival was held in 1935 under joint sponsorship by numerous civic groups, becoming an annual event.
In 1938, plans to cut down trees to clear ground for the Jefferson Memorial, prompted a group of women to chain themselves together at the site in protest.
In 1994, the Festival was expanded to two weeks to accommodate the many activities that happen during the trees' blooming
The festival started in Japan but now expanded to places like Washington DC
In Kyoto, Japan, the Cherry Blossom Festival starts from
In 1912 the emperor of Japan gifted the United States with 3,000 cherry trees.
Every year the National Cherry Blossom Festival welcomes springtime to Washington D.C. and reaffirms the friendship between the U.S. and Japan.
The impact of the festival is that it incresed the touristic spending in the area
You can go to Washington DC next year in some point between March and April ( The information hasn't updated on the website.)
For more information of the events visit, http://www.jnto.go.jp/sakura/eng/index.php
About $400 million is raised in Washington D.C. from the event. This money goes to improving the city.