Flowers Come Alive to Patrons’ Delight at D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., is one of the quintessential signs that spring has arrived, ushering in the season of renewal and new beginnings.

So a bevy of beautiful blooms attended the parade to ask people to start their spring cleaning in the kitchen and embrace fresh, healthy, vibrant plant foods.

PETA Supporters at Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival

PETA  at National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

PETA  at National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

PETA  at National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

PETA  at National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

PETA  at National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

PETA  at National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC

There’s never a bad time to make a fresh start, but there’s just something about spring that makes this time of year seem ripe for making positive changes for our health, for the planet, and for animals. Start your spring makeover with a free vegan starter kit, which you can get here.

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