10. Cherry Blossom
You don’t actually need an explanation about this beautiful if you already an attendee of D.C’s National Cherry Blossom Festival. One of the most spectacular spring festival in the country. The festival showcases more than 3000 cherry trees in full bloom.
This festival also commemorates a special day, March 27, 1912 – when Tokyo Mayor, Yukio Ozaki have Japanese cherry trees to U.S to strengthen the friendship between the countries.
Are you wonder why this plant is so special? Nothing but the unique beauty of its blossoms. First of all, it’s a flower of any trees from the genus of ‘prunus’. The most popular one is Japanese cherry trees. In Japan, cherry blossoms are called as ‘sakura’.
Cherry blossoms symbolize the arrival of Spring, the season of flowers. The beautiful pink and white blossom open at the end of March or beginning of April. The blooming period can last for 14 days.
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japanese culture. For them, the blooming of cherry blossoms represents a new beginning and beauty of life. During the blooming period, Japanese spend the evening under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. What else anyone possibly needs?