Cherry Blossom Festival underway in Boston

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March 13, 2012, 2:24 pm

(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.

Tags: Boston, Japan, Japanese, Steve Aveson, Cherry Blossom, Cherry Blossom Festival, 100
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