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New Meetup: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

From: Jerome
Sent on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 10:40 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Greater Raleigh Japanese Language and Culture Meetup Group!

What: NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

When: Saturday, March 27,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Washington DC
12th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Hello,

The National Cherry Blossom Festival (3/27-4/[masked]) is the nation's (and Washington, DC's) greatest springtime event and annually celebrates the gift of cherry blossom trees and their symbol of enduring friendship between the citizens of Japan and the United States. Timed in conjunction with the peak blooming period of the trees, the city-wide festival attracts visitors and DC residents to over 90 events.

The festival features over 150 daily cultural performances by local, national and international entertainers. Other events include art exhibits, fireworks, arts & crafts demonstrations, sports competitions and special events celebrating spring.

I suggest that we organize a "road trip" for members to visit the festival, as it will necessitate going to Washington, DC. Please let me know your interest level.

For more information, explore the website here:

http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/cms/index.php?id=390

Cherry blossom tree questions or questions about National Park Service property:

E-mail the National Capital Region Public Affairs Office at [address removed] or call (202) 619-7222.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/raleighjapanese/calendar/12828032/

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