Go to Washington DC to see Cherry Blossoms

It is no secret that you can see gorgeous Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC, Among may other amazing historical things while you re visiting. The Cherry Blossom came to DC as a gift from the Japanese. The first set of trees that we gifted were destroyed by infestation, more varieties  were sent over after this occurred. Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall.  A cherry blossom makes people merry. They symbolize new beginnings. Which in Washington DC that is highly symbolic as it is the nations capital. You can see these trees in bloom once a year, in April.  Cherry blossoms prepare for their spring debut in the winter. Throughout Japan, the Cherry, or ‘Sakura’ tree is representative of good fortune, new beginnings and revival.  The symbol of the ruby-red Cherry is also popular in western culture and the gift of a Cherry tree is said to bring good fortune and future happiness to the days to come. Known as “sakura” in Japanese, these pale blooms are a symbol of spring because it is a time of renewal. However, because the blooms are short-lived, they are also symbolic of the fleeting nature of life.  The peak bloom is the day when 70 percent of the Toshino cherry trees are open. In this article we will go over the many reasons people travel to see the Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC. If you are interested in seeing this, Washington DC does offer Cherry Blossom tours. This is a nice easy way to be able to see the beauty without the confusion of where to go in the city.

washington monument during cherry blossom blooming in washington dc

Facts about Cherry Blossoms

These trees can survive in colder climates that experience deep freezes during the winter. Although the Japanese cherry tree does not need constant direct sunlight to survive, trees that are exposed to long hours of full sun usually produce lusher, more attractive flower displays. The fastest growing flowering cherry trees grow 3 feet per year. Yoshino flowering cherry (Prunus yedoensis), also known as Potomac cherry and Tokyo cherry, has a canopy in an oval, rounded or umbrella shape that reaches 35 feet tall. Cherry blossom season lasts for about a month every spring and is always weather dependent. Early March to early April is generally a good rule of thumb. Most trees bloom for one to two weeks, although it is a short period of time the beauty of these gorgeous trees is captivating to those who get to see them in full bloom. Spiritual meanings and symbolism of cherry tree blossom represents about pleasantness, goodness, sweetness of life and with that a powerful fortune that can be worth of living. In Buddhist path it tells about meditation, honesty, principles, integrity. Although not entirely indigenous to Japan, it is the country where cherry blossoms are revered with ceremonial receptions called Hanami and symbolized as an omen of good fortune. The tradition of celebrating the blooming of cherry trees in Japan is centuries old. The planting of cherry trees in Washington DC originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan.  The beauty of the cherry blossom is a symbol with rich meaning in Japanese culture. This is one of the biggest reasons people come from all over to see them bloom, the history is deep and stands true to it’s meaning. After a rough couple of years dealing with Covid we all need to be reminded of our roots, and to just embrace the natural beauty around us.

Capitol Express Tours; Cherry Blossom Tours

This environmentally friendly electric motor cart is the newest casual and exciting mode of transportation in Washington, DC. This vehicle seats 8, including your tour guide driver and up to 7 additional passengers. Your guide is a knowledgeable, experienced professional who will deliver an informative and captivating narrative of the present metropolitan configuration, as well as a historical perspective. Capitol Express Tours is here to give you the most out of your tour so you can see all you wanted to see and then some, with the added insight of the staff being local. If you are wanting to book a cherry blossom tour contact Capitol Express tours and book now! You do not want to miss these beauty’s in bloom!