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A young woman in a kimono lights the Japanese stone lantern along the Tidal Basin in Washington on April 3, 2011. The lantern was carved 360 years ago and was first lit in 1651 to honor the third shogun of the Tokugawa period and was given to the City of Washington as a gift in 1954, as a symbol of friendship and peace between Japan and the United States. It is lit only once each year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

New Plaza in DC to Honor Origin of Cherry Blossoms

A 360-year-old Japanese stone lantern that is lit each year at the National Cherry Blossom Festival to commemorate the relationship between the United States and Japan will soon have a more prominent place on the National Mall.


A budding Cherry Blossom Tree before dawn along the Tidal Basin.  (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Cherry Blossoms Proving To Be Late Bloomers

Wednesday marks the beginning of the forecast peak bloom for the Cherry Blossoms, but the trees appear to be scoffing at what the experts have predicted.


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D.C. Buildings to Light Up Pink for Cherry Blossoms

Buildings from Washington to Japan will light up pink this week for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.


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Spring Snow Not Likely to Harm D.C. Cherry Blossoms

The spring snow is not expected to affect Washington’s famous cherry blossoms.


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There Are Many Ways to See the Blossoms

Are you the type of person who likes having a little structure in your day? If so, sightseeing at the National Cherry Blossom Festival is probably no different.


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Cherry Blossom Festival Gets Tech Savvy

In its 101st year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival is taking the tech leap.


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D.C. Aquarium Open Later for Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Aquarium in Washington is holding extended hours during the National Cherry Blossom Festival.


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Cherry Blossoms to Thank for No Weekend Track Work

There’s no work taking place on the Metro system this weekend.


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Peak Bloom Dates for Cherry Blossoms Pushed Back

The peak bloom dates for the cherry blossoms have been pushed back due to cold weather, officials said.


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Peak Bloom Dates For Cherry Trees Announced, Metro Says Work Will Be Paused

Officials in Washington are going to be predicting this year’s peak bloom dates for the city’s famed cherry trees.