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IT’S SPRING AGAIN

by Elspeth

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This is the time of year when the streets of Washington DC turn shades of pink and white, a glorious phenomenon marked by The National Cherry Blossom Festival which, traditionally, marks the first day of spring.  This year’s festival began on 20th March and, for three weeks, locals and visitors can enjoy all manner of exciting events, including fireworks displays, a stylish Pink Tie Party fundraiser, a parade and a kite festival.  2015 is the 103rd anniversary of the gift of cherry trees from the people of Tokyo to the people of Washington and, this year, iconic buildings and transportation hubs will turn pink in celebration.

The Bears in the Windows are celebrating the arrival of spring for a second year and, given DC’s long association with giant pandas, it’s appropriate that several black and white bears are taking centre stage.

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