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Cherry Blossom Festival Details Announced

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By Kavitha Cardoza

Plans are already under way for the 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival, and organizers have announced the dates for next year's events. The festival will run from March 27 through April 11.

An opening ceremony will be held at the National Building Museum. And there will be fireworks on Washington's southwest waterfront on April 3.

Organizers have selected artwork created by Junko Yamada of Jackson Heights, N.Y., for the festival's logo and merchandise this year. Yamada was born in Kyoto, Japan.

This year's festival is the 98th anniversary of Japan's gift of cherry trees to the nation's capital.

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