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Posted at 08:25 PM ET, 03/28/2011

Blossom Kite Festival rescheduled

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The Blossom Kite Festival has been rescheduled for April 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a spokesman for the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced Monday. It will take place on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

Original post: The Blossom Kite Festival, part of the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival, has been postponed because of a not-so-friendly forecast for Sunday. It was originally scheduled to take place from 10
At the Tidal Basin this week. (Carolyn Kaster - AP)
a.m. to 4 p.m., but forecasters are saying there could be 1 inch or so of snow in the area Sunday.

Festival organizers said they’ll announce a new date for the kites on Monday.

The festival kicks off tomorrow with family day at the National Building Museum.

National Park Service officials have said the cherry blossoms’ peak blooming time will probably be shorter this year, from about March 29 to April1, though their overall blooming period may be extended by the chillier weather.

We’ve got lots of information on the National Cherry Blossom Festival, including ideas on places toeat, how to get around and a map. You can also check out historical photos of the trees, look at photos of this year’s early blooms and share your cherry blossom pictures.

By Michael Ruane and Terri Rupar  |  08:25 PM ET, 03/28/2011

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