The Obama family and the Easter Bunny welcome guests at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn, April 13, 2009. Thousands of children will participate in the event, which dates back to 1878, and is named for races where children push colored eggs across the grass using wooden spoons.
The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival officially kicks off this week in Washington D.C.
In 1912, the Mayor of Tokyo, Yukio Ozaki, gave a gift of 3,000 cherry trees to strengthen the friendship of the United States and Japan.
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