Tag Archives: Springtime

Spring Forward Fall Back

spring aheadDaylight Savings time in the United States begins at 2.00am on Sunday morning.  This means you move the clock hands forward by an hour when you go to bed on Saturday night.    It is also interesting to note that time changes in other countries may not be happening this weekend.  Most of Europe does not change until the last Sunday in March.  For more information about the history and why we do this check out http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

cherry blossoms

The 2014 Cherry Blossom Festival will be held this year from March 20 – April 13. The cherry trees were originally planted in the nation’s capital when the first ones were given as a gift of friendship from the people of Japan to the people of the U.S. The link gives a calendar of events. Plan ahead to go over and enjoy the beauty of early Spring. The best dates for au pairs and host families are the Saturday events, some of which are the following:

3/29 Blossom Kite Festival on the grounds of the Washington Monument

4/5 Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

4/12 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade AND Japanese Street Festival (locations given in the link)

Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Events calendar