Somei Yoshino (Yoshino cherry) is the most popular cherry blossom variety in Japan.
National Cherry Blossom Festival is on 27th March
01 April 2021 Current Affairs:Cherry Blossom is the national flower of Japan. This is why it is also called Japanese Cherry and Sakura. It is the flower of many trees of the genus Prunus or Prunus Cerasus. They usually refer to ornamental cherry trees.
♦ Cherry blossoms have been found in Uttarakhand, Himalayas, Sikkim, Cha Jam and Kashmir regions of India, and Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in the northern regions of West Bengal.
♦ The National Cherry Blossom Festival was celebrated in Washington, USA.
♦ The holiday is to commemorate March 27, 1912. On this day, Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki presented a Japanese cherry tree to the Mayor of Washington, Japan.
♦ The first cherry blossom festival was held in the year 1934. However, the Cherry Blossom Festival officially became a national annual event in 1935.
♦ Somei Yoshino (Yoshino cherry) is the most popular cherry blossom variety in Japan.