I had the opportunity to join thousands of parade participants and spectators for one of Washington, D.C.’s fondest traditions, the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Parade.
Cherry Blossom Festival
The Cherry Blossom Parade, in its 103rd year, is one of the Cherry Blossom Festival’s largest spectator events. The parade celebrates the 3,000 beautiful Cherry Blossom trees given as a gift to the people of Washington, D.C., from Tokyo in 1912. It showcases the blooming cherry blossoms and an array of marvelously designed floats, military personnel, marching bands, and performances of all kinds in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship. It was a beautiful day and a great experience meeting so many new people!