Breathtaking cherry blossoms bloom around the world

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Breathtaking cherry blossoms bloom around the world
People paddle a swan-shaped boat as visitors walk along the Tidal Basin to look at cherry blossoms in Washington March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Sun rays shine through a branch with cherry blossoms in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Visitors sit on a bench underneath cherry blossoms in the East Garden of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
A view of some of the famed cherry blossoms, some dating back to a gift from Japan in the early 1900's, blooming in Washington March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
A woman looks at an early-blossoming cherry tree as Japan approaches Hanami, or cherry blossom season, in Ueno Park, Tokyo March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
KYOTO, JAPAN - MARCH 28: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) People spend time at a cafe near bloomed cherry blossoms at Gion Shirakawa area on March 28, 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
KYOTO, JAPAN - MARCH 28: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) A bird is seen under bloomed cherry blossoms at Gion Shirakawa area on March 28, 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
KYOTO, JAPAN - MARCH 28: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) A tourist wearing kimono poses for photographs under bloomed cherry blossoms at Gion Shirakawa area on March 28, 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
KYOTO, JAPAN - MARCH 28: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Tourists wearing kimono pose for photographs under bloomed cherry blossoms at Gion Shirakawa area on March 28, 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 27: (CHINA OUT) A girl takes selfies in front of the cherry tree at the Yuyuantan Park on March 27, 2016 in Beijing, China. Tourists crowded in the Yuyuantan Park to boat and play under the cherry blossom trees. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 27: (CHINA OUT) Tourists use mobile phones to take photos of the cherry tree at the Yuyuantan Park on March 27, 2016 in Beijing, China. Tourists crowded in the Yuyuantan Park to boat and play under the cherry blossom trees. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
A television cameraman films cherry blossoms on Inui Street at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on March 25, 2016. The street for cherry blossom viewing will be opened to the public until March 31. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
Visitors look at cherry blossoms along Inui Street at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on March 25, 2016. The street for cherry blossom viewing will be opened to the public until March 31. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was created as an Equirectangular Panorama. Import image into a panoramic player to create an interactive 360 degree view.) People walk along the Tidal Basin admiring the blooming Cherry Blossoms, March 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. The National Park Service has predicted that most of the Cherry Blossom trees that surround the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom later today or Friday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - MARCH 24: The Jefferson Memorial is seen across the Tidal Basin through blooming Cherry Blossom trees in Washington, USA on March 24, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Two ducks paddle by in Tidal Basin where the Cherry Blossoms are blooming, March 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. The National Park Service has predicted that most of the Cherry Blossom trees that surround the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom later today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Blooming Cherry Blossoms are visible as the early morning sun rises behind the Jefferson Memoriall, March 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. The National Park Service has predicted that the Cherry Blossom trees that surround the Tidal Basin will reach peak bloom later today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NANJING, CHINA - MARCH 22: (CHINA OUT) Tourists walk under the full bloomed cherry blossom trees at Jimingsi Road on March 22, 2016 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. Nanjing welcomed its cherry blossoms visiting peak in March. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
NANJING, CHINA - MARCH 22: (CHINA OUT) A cherry blossom tree fully blooms at Jimingsi Road on March 22, 2016 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. Nanjing welcomed its cherry blossoms visiting peak in March. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
Cherry blossoms and blooming buds from a sample cherry tree, under phenological observation conducted by the Tokyo regional headquarters of the Japan Meteorological Agency, is seen at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine on March 21, 2016. The weather agency announced the start of the cherry blossom season in the Tokyo area two days earlier than last year. / AFP / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
TAIPEI, Feb. 29, 2016 : Tourists take pictures of cherry blossom in Taichung of central Taiwan, southeast China, Feb. 29, 2016. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun via Getty Images)
Cherry blossoms are seen in front of the Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin at dawn on March 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Cherry blossoms are seen in front of the Jefferson Memorial at the Tidal Basin on March 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NANJING, JIANGSU - MARCH 16: (CHINA OUT) Tourists take photos as they see cherry blossoms in front of Jiming Temple on March 16, 2016 in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China. The cherry blossoms welcome its blooming season which attracts lots of visitors. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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The Japanese have celebrated spring for centuries by flocking to cherry blossom trees and enjoying the beautiful pink flowers. They even have a word for it -- hanami.

The blossoms don't last very long once they bloom, usually sticking around about 14 days.

If you don't live somewhere where you can see the beautiful flowers bloom, take a look at the stunning photos above.

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