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National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

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“This is the best season in DC.”

The 98th National Cherry Blossom Festival is underway in Washington, DC with colors of every sort.

"You see white, you see blue. The sky is clear, it's just beautiful out here."

The festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the mayor of Tokyo back in 1912. Now, more than 37-hundred trees make up this beautiful vista.

[Ellen Lee, Attends the Festival Every Year]:
"There are less pink color. They are mostly white. That's different, yeah."

Thousands of tourists from near and far travel to the Tidal Basin to take in the sights and snap some shots.

[Bella Kennedy, Tourist from Canada]:
"This is amazing. We don't have stuff like this in Canada. Not cherry blossoms because our country isn't warm enough."

[Uma Vashistha, Tourist from Indiana]:
"It's beautiful. Yeah. It's very nice."

Spring has finally arrived in the nation’s capital.

"We are just enjoying this beautiful afternoon."

It was Estefany Mendez's first time to make the trip.

[Estefany Mendez, Woodbridge, Virginia]:
“I've lived here all my life and I've never actually come out here just to look at the beautiful sights... I guess when you see TV it's like, 'Oh it's pretty,' but when you actually there and looking at it, you can look at it, you can see it and it's a great feeling."

And she made it just in time. This year’s peak lasted only two days.

“It's just an amazing time to be here.”

NTD News, Washington.

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