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Facts about Cherry Blossoms you probably did not know!
TNT News Desk | October 29, 2018
As Northeast India gears itself for the upcoming International Cherry Blossom Festival from November 14-17, 2018 in Meghalaya, we bring to you some facts about Cherry Blossoms you probably did not know:
** Cherry blossoms are Japan's national flower– Known as "sakura" in Japanese, these pale blooms are a symbol of more than just spring — they stand for renewal and hope.
** Picnicking beneath cherry blossom trees is a Japanese tradition.
** U.S. cherry blossom trees date back to 1912.
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** They make up the best-selling fragrance in the U.S.
** Neither D.C. nor Japan hold the title of "Cherry Blossom Capital of the World."
** In Meghalaya, the first Cherry Blossom Festival was held in the year 2016
** Cherry blossoms are said to be native to the Himalayas.
** There are 200 different varieties of cherry blossom.
** They aren't always pink.
** Each tree may only bloom for up to a week.