Thursday, 6 March 2008


i just saw this and instantly got bitter because i have to be in africa for the peak. i hope they are wrong and it happens a week early.

anyway, i think friends and my mom should come visit me when dc is so awesome! mom!

Blossom Update - E-newsletter of NCBF

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2008 Press Conference supporter

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It's Predicted!
2008 Press Conference Capped with Peak Bloom Announcement
Rob DeFeo, Chief Horticulturist for the National Park Service, announces his prediction for the peak bloom dates of the Yoshino cherry trees around the Tidal Basin to be March 27 through April 3, 2008.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival, (NCBF) in conjunction with DC Government and the National Park Service, (NPS) gathered today, March 6, 2008, to announce the 2008 Festival's events, preparations, and address the much-anticipated peak blooming period at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

After welcoming remarks and a Festival overview by Diana Mayhew, NCBF President, the following speakers made remarks:

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is an annual two-week, citywide event celebrating spring. The 2008 Festival is March 29 - April 13, and will feature daily cultural performances, sporting events, arts & crafts, demonstrations and other special events. The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the 96th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the citizens of the United States and Japan.

To view/download all press releases relevant to this year's Festival and participating organization, please visit the Press Release section of the NCBF website.

Logo of the National Cherry Blossom FestivalThe National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc. (NCBF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) umbrella organization of business leaders, civic groups and government officials. It coordinates the events of the annual two-week long Festival, which celebrates the 1912 gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.

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