Cherry trees are blooming across the world, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere as people stroll, dance and take pictures under the flowery branches.
Check out photos of people enjoying the blossoms below.
Alex Castro and Mica Everett of Ontario, Canada, stop to smell a cluster of cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2019.
Illuminated cherry trees along the Meguro River in Tokyo on March 28, 2019. The flowering of the trees is deeply symbolic in Japan, where the short-lived cherry blossom taps into a long-held appreciation for the beauty and the fleeting nature of life.
Visitors snap photos of illuminated cherry trees in full bloom at Ueno Park in Tokyo on March 28, 2019.
Aerial view of cherry blossoms at a tea plantation on Feb. 26, 2019 in Zhangping, China.
People crowd a street under blooming cherry blossoms near Jiming Temple in Nanjing, China, on March 23, 2019.
Young women take pictures under blooming cherry trees at Olympic Park in Munich on April 1, 2019.
Blossoming cherry trees in Valle del Jerte near Caceres, Spain, on March 26, 2019.
Cherry trees bloom in front of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on March 21, 2019.
A woman takes pictures of a blooming Japanese cherry tree at the Stadtpark in Vienna on March 22, 2019.
Cherry blossoms in Yingyuan Park in Wuhan, China, on March 20, 2019. Cherry blossoms in Wuhan are very famous in China and attract many tourists.
A carpet of pink cherry trees in Guiyang, China, on March 20, 2019.
Young women in traditional Chinese clothes dance under cherry trees in full bloom at Nanjing Forestry University in Nanjing, China, on March 22, 2019.
Cherry and rapeseed blossoms on the bank of the Yellow River in Zhengzhou City, China, on March 24, 2019.
Visitors enjoy cherry blossoms in Tokyo on March 28, 2019.
Two women admire cherry blossoms from a bridge in Tokyo on March 29, 2019.
People walk past cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., on April 1, 2019.
Cherry blossoms at Jiming Temple in Nanjing, China, on March 22, 2019.
Andrew Wright proposes to his girlfriend Hannah Bagley as cherry trees bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., on April 1, 2019.