Early Blooming of Cherry Blossom: Cause of Concern.

30 March 2021.


Japan’s famous cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan, have peaked at their earliest date in 1,200 year,and scientists say climate change is the likely cause.

Some Facts:

  • Sakura – Peak bloom of Cherry was reached on March 26 in the ancient capital of Kyoto, the earliest since 1409.
  • Cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan.
  •  It is a flower of many trees of genus Prunus .
  • In India it is grown in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir and northern districts of West Bengal namely Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling
  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrated in Washington, D.C, USA.
  • The festival is marked to commemorate March 27, 1912. On this day, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City gifted Japanese cherry trees to the city of Washington, D.C. Mayor Ozaki.
  • Somei Yoshino (Yoshino cherry) is the most popular variety of Cherry Blossom.
  • The first Cherry Blossom Festival was held in late 1934. However, the festival officially became a national annual event in in 1935.

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