For 2016, cherry blossom peaks were originally expected to fall around March 31, but the National Park Service revised its prediction a day or two ago and now lists it as occurring on March 18- March 23.
[ Update March 16: NPS has revised its prediction to March 23- March 24 as the beginning of peak ]
Each year Washington D.C. hosts the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival lasts a few weeks and is one of Washington DC's most popular spring events. Every year millions of visitors flock to the Capital City to see the blossoms. The festival usually begins around the end of March and continues for two weeks. Although in previous years, dates and length of festival have sometimes varied.