National Cherry Blossom Festival
This weekend, the famed Cherry Blossoms are reaching “Peak Bloom” in Washington. In 2014 we visited the National Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade, and for those unaware of the big event in our Nation’s Capital, allow the wiki folks to explain :
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, the energy-filled Parade, marching bands from across the country and a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year are parts of the Festival. – Wikipedia
That year “peak bloom” of the beloved cherry blossoms fell on the same weekend as the festival’s biggest event, which led to huge crowds in the district. Gunaxin was there for the festivities and captured the gallery below :
Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.