No, not daylight savings. I’m talking about the Cherry Blossom Festival!
This just happens to be one of my favorite times of the year in DC. I love that the district’s signature celebration has nothing to do with politics and “winning” and everything to do with enjoying the natural beauty of the season. It doesn’t hurt that the party comes with lots of fun Japanese cultural events and delicious Japanese food (the Cherry Blossom trees around the Tidal Basin were a gift to the U.S. from Japan). And I’m looking forward to eating all the cherry-themed desserts too.
The only disappointment is that I was hoping to run in the Cherry Blossom 5k but I missed the lottery again this year. Maybe next time!
Supposedly peak bloom happens in the next couple of weeks so I hereby solemnly swear to trek out to the tidal basin and check it out for you. Even if the weather is still too chilly for my taste (by which I mean less than 70 degrees).