The National Cherry Blossom Festival concludes today. For 80 years, Washington, D.C., has celebrated the 1912 gift of cherry trees to our nation’s capital by the mayor of Toyko. Each year, big crowds gather around the Tidal Basin and National Mall to view the springtime magic of the blooming cherry trees. This weekend, Washington’s famous cherry blossoms are hitting peak bloom, according to the National Park Service. This year’s blooms coincided with Saturday’s National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and today’s new Anacostia River Festival, which is the official closing of the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival.