Cherry blosssom time at Dulles & Washington National airports

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full bloom through April 27, 2012 and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Tokyo, Japan to Washington, DC.

There are five weeks worth of exhibitions, programs, celebrations and, of course, opportunities to marvel at the pretty trees in the nation’s capital, but here at StuckatTheAirport.com we’re tickled (pink) to learn that both Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports are participating as well.

This week, Reagan Washington National Airport accepted the gift of 100 cherry trees from Narita International Airport Corporation in Japan and hosted a tree planting ceremony near Terminal A.  Through March, parking garages at DCA will also be lit pink.

Over at Dulles International, the iconic terminal is also bathed in pink lighting to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

(Airport photos courtesy Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority)

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