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The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade 2022 by Peter Shi
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May 2022 - The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade 2022

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The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington, D.C. Mayor Ozaki gave the trees to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations. Large and colorful helium balloons, floats, marching bands from across the country, music and showmanship are parts of the Festival's parade and other events. (from Wikipedia)

This festival was back in person after two years online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic delays. My wife and I had an early reservation for better seats. We were lucky to be assigned on the sunlight exposure side of the parade. The parade lasted over two hours. I caught almost all the exciting moments with my iPhone handheld.

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