Happy Wednesday! My name is Brianna Davis and I am an intern with Laura for Green with Envy. I only started 3 weeks ago but have come to love the fast pace business and the commute into DC. With that said I wanted to let you know about something that is near and dear to my heart. Despite today’s uncharacteristically cold weather here in DC, we are gearing up for one of spring’s most traditional and exciting event.
The Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled to kick-off this Saturday, March 26th and continue through the trees peak bloom period, slated to end on April 2nd. This tradition began in 1912 in order to celebrate the 3,000 tree gift that came from the governor of Tokyo. Since then this event has exploded into a festival with art, theater, sports, family fun, food and beverages.
This year the event that really caught my eye was a Sustainable Sushi Tasting on March 30th. It’s a fun spin on incorporating Japanese culture into the festival and offers a really great food alternative to the everyday meal. You have to be 21 or older to attend because there will be sustainable wine and sake to sample as well. If you just like to go for the scenic walk around the tidal basin or you want to catch the parade we urge you to check out the official website at http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/.