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Peak bloom of Washington cherry trees expected March 26-30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C.'s, renowned cherry trees, a gift from Japan 101 years ago, are expected to hit their peak bloom at the end of this month, coinciding with the early days of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a festival spokeswoman said on Monday.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C.'s, renowned cherry trees, a gift from Japan 101 years ago, are expected to hit their peak bloom at the end of this month, coinciding with the early days of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a festival spokeswoman said on Monday.

The peak bloom is expected to occur from March 26-30, according to a prediction by the National Park Service, festival spokeswoman Danielle Piacente said. The Cherry Blossom Festival, one of the biggest U.S. springtime parties, will run from March 20 to April 14.

A more exact bloom date forecast will come next week.

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