This post was written by Anna Fitzgerald, The Dog Park.
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.
The cherry blossom trees are without a doubt the stars of Springtime in Washington, DC. Visit the District during this time and you’ll find the nation’s capital is accented in pink for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Whether you are a visitor or a local, the Cherry Blossoms are a sign that Spring is starting (despite what Mother Nature may think). Need a souvenir for the fur child in your life? Stop by The Dog Park and pick up our EXCLUSIVE Cherry Blossom Dog Toy. We only make a limited amount of toys (200) and only sell them during the festival. These toys squeak and float and are the replica of the cherished flowers that everyone loves.