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Cherry Blossom Events at the Library of Congress
March 23, 2013, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learning Japanese Culture. Children and adults are introduced to Japanese culture through origami, theater presentations, a kimono demonstration and more. Location: Young Readers Center, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: (202) 707-9203

March 28, 2013, Noon - 1 p.m. 1912 Cherry Blossom Tree Gift - United States Ambassador to Malaysia John Malott lectures on the history of the from the city of Tokyo to Washington, D.C. Location: Asian Reading Room, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building Contact: (202) 707-2990

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN WASHINGTON DC

Cherry Blossoms, from the National Park Service; includes a history of the cherry trees in Washington, D.C. http://www.nps.gov/cherry

Official Website of the National Cherry Blossom Festival - This year marks the 100-Year Anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan.
http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/

Potomac Blossoms, American Memory, Library of Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar27.html


MORE CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Cherry Watch and Sakura Matsuri Festival
http://www.bbg.org/discover/cherries/

Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
http://sakura.japanphilly.org/

Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan, from japan-guide.com
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011.html

Macon Georgia Cherry Blossom Festival
http://www.cherryblossom.com/

Northern California Cherry Blossom festival
http://nccbf.org/


Photo: Man in top hat behind 3 girls in long dreses holding flowers.
Crowned Queen of Cherry Blossoms. Washington, D.C., April 8, 1937. Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress.


FLOWERING CHERRY INFORMATION

Cherry, information from the Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) of University of Florida IFAS Extension
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_Cherry

PLANTS Database, from National Resources Conservation Service, USDA
Search under common name for "Flowering Cherry."
http://plants.usda.gov/java/

Ornamental Cherry, Plum, Almond and Apricot,
from Clemson University
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/trees/hgic1018.html

Compiled by Alison P. Kelly, revised March, 2013.


Photo:  stone lantern with tidal basin and cherry trees in flower in the background.
Japanese lantern on the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. Photo: Official Web Site of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
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