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(NECN) - The Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival is underway in Boston.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees from Japan to the United States. A series of event celebrating the centennial are being held across the country to encourage and deepen a mutual friendship between the countries.
The next two months will see over 40 events.
NECN's Steve Aveson took part in the celebration.