D.C. April 26, 2017
Here Are 9 Crazy Traditions You’ll Totally Get If You’re From Washington DC
DC is a diverse crowd and we all do things a bit differently here. However if you live in DC, there are some traditions that you just have to take part in, even if it’s only once. Here are the 9 best traditions in DC that you have to try!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. 4th of July Celebration
Is there anywhere more American than Washington DC? Then it’s no wonder that our 4th of July celebration is one of the best events of the year. There are activities throughout the day including a parade and musical performances and the night is capped off with a spectacular fireworks show.
2. Rock the Red
We all might differ in our baseball, basketball and football teams but the one thing we all have in common is that we Rock the Red all hockey season long!
3. The National Christmas Tree and The National Menorah
The National Christmas Tree Lighting "officially" kicks off the holiday season in DC and every Washingtonian has made the trek to see the beautiful tree on The Ellipse and its surrounding state trees, as well as, the Menorah .
4. Cherry Blossom Festival
We might complain about the influx of tourists during this popular season but we all know that we have stopped to snap a photo of the Cherry Blossoms around the Tidal Basin at least once during our time in DC.
5. Marine Corps Marathon
Not everyone may run in the Marine Corps Marathon, but in DC, it is one of the most important events of the year and many Washingtonians come out to show their support.
6. Late nights at the monuments
There is something absolutely stunning about the monuments at dusk and if you haven’t taken a friend or loved one for a stroll under the majestic glistening monuments, then you need to do so soon!
7. Meridian Hill Drum Circle
The drum circle is a local tradition that has taken place every Sunday for almost 50 years. Come to one of DC’s most enchanting parks to hear great music and watch dancers and yogis.
8. White House Easter Egg Roll
This time-honored tradition has been taking place for 139 years! 20,000 children and adults get to enjoy a fun day of easter egg hunting and rolling on the White House lawn.
9. The President’s Race
Where else do people aggressively cheer for a bunch of bobble-head looking presidents running around (and falling down) on a baseball field? Insiders tip, don’t ever put money on Teddy Roosevelt because he never wins!
What DC traditions do you love?
And if you’ve done all of these, let’s see if you’ve done these 15 things that every true Washingtonian has done!