This cherry blossom tote bag features the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin while informing you with facts on the bottom of the bag. Making this the perfect gift the eco friendly or addition to your shopping bags! The bottom reads: World Famous Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C. The bloomin go fhte cherry trees aroudn the Tida Basin in Washington, D.C. has come to symbolize the national beauty of our nation's capital city. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the world come to the nation's capital to witness the spectacle, hoping that he trees will be at the peak of bloom for the Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.'s rite of spring. Did you know thatâ€¦ -The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the hundreads of events which occur within the National Mall and Memorial Parks each year. -The famous trees were a gift from Japan in 1912. -The two original cherry trees were planted by First Lady Helen Harron Taft and the Vicountess Chinda of Japan. -Today more then 3,700 cherry trees of several verieties grow around the Tidal Basin, at East Potomac Park, and on the Washington Monument Grounds. -Since the National Park Service has been keeping records of the blooming date, the earliest bloom date as been March 15, 1990, and the latest date was marked on April 18, 1958.