BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The National Cherry Blossom Festival is back after a deadly pandemic led to the cancellation of many festivals and forced many businesses to close.
Festival organizers are delighted that the spring tradition has returned after a two-year pause in the pandemic.
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“The trees, a gesture of goodwill from Tokyo to Washington, DC, now more than ever, remind us of the importance of community solidarity and sharing in celebrating peace and international friendship,” said National Cherry Blossom Festival President and CEO Diana Mayhew.
The month-long event will feature music, performances, a kite festival, parades and more — much of which will be streamed online.
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“We look forward to this incredible event that draws millions of people from across the country each year,” said Chinyere Hubbard, senior vice president of communications, marketing and community engagement at Events DC. know.
This year’s festival will take place from March 20 to April 17. Peak bloom is predicted to take place from March 22 to 25.
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“No matter when the flowers are in bloom, we have a whole month of flowers and festivals to look forward to during the National Cherry Blossom Festival,” said Jeff Reinbold, director of the National Mall and Memorial Park.
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