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Let flowers bloom! Top flower festivals in the world!

The best gift for ladies is flowers. The truth is, it is incredibly romantic and beautiful, suitable for any age and status. Especially nice it is when there is plenty of flowers. Dozens upon dozens! And where else can you admire floral beauty if not at the festival? We selected five the most famous and flowery fests from around the world.

Bloemencorso

It should come as no surprise that in all ratings, guides and portals, this event is ranked as the first, since Bloemencorso (flower parade) is the biggest flower festival in the world! The floral spectacle starts on the first Sunday of September, and the preparation for it lasts the whole summer. And this is for reason, because the scope of the flamboyant parade is amazing: dozens of large flower sculptures walking through the city of Zundert, Netherlands, is unlikely to leave anyone indifferent. Each festival has its own character, charm and theme... By the way, if you come 2-3 days before the show, don’t miss a chance to go to the town of Sassenheim to watch preparations. If you want, you can help. Be sure that your help will be welcomed there: volunteers and craftsmen attach hyacinths to the huge metal structures, adding brightness with colourful tulips. Fans of provocations use this opportunity to show off adding paints or ice to floral constructions.Photo floristicplanet.by

Brussels Flower Carpet

This is truly a landmark of Brussels. A huge mural of a few hundred thousand specimens of Begonias first appeared on the main square in front of Grand Place in Brussels in 1971. After that, the landscape architect E. Stautemas was invited to various European countries. But he refused to England, France and Vienna, because it is only in Brussels that carpet looked organically and in its proper place. Residents of the city can be proud of it: blooming begonias cover a huge area creating an image unique in its kind. Every 2 years more than 40 consecutive years they chose another theme for the floral carpet. At night, tourists also have an attraction to admire: the carpet is floodlit, and this creates an entirely different, magical atmosphere.Photo 66.media.tumblr.com

La Batalla de Flores

Valencia invites everyone to the Battle of flowers - one of the most beautiful and colourful flower events in the world. What is the main difference of this festival? It is held at night immersed in music, dance and fireworks, and eventually turns into a flower-pelting battle between one and everyone. Battle begins in the evening, so as all the participants and guests can look at the spectacular fireworks, which mark the truce. But this is not the final point, because the festivities continue till the morning! During the parade massive floats with flowers are majestically eye-popping through streets for a few times, so festival-goers are sure to see every single detail. It takes place on the final Sunday of July every year.Photo turismoenmedellin.com

See also: Belgium by the eyes of Marina Orlova: How the belgians live

Feria de Las Flores

Once a centre of the slave trade, modern Medellin the "City of Eternal Spring". Every year since 1957, in the beginning of August, Colombia invites everyone to a very important holiday. Residents carry elaborate flower arrangements on their backs which weight sometimes about 90 kg. This is a very heavy burden, but it is significant for the Colombian people. This day they celebrate the abolition of slavery and call the whole world to join them. This city really has a lot of flowers, and inhabitants of Medellin want to change stereotypes about them, and to become a cosy tourist town. We must admit, they are good at it. And for the convenience of tourists from Miami and New York, some airlines arrange special "flower flights" which will take you to the feast of flowers and life.Phot laredodigital.es

Great Spring Show

At the end of spring, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London host the Flower Show devoted to the latest developments in the field of floral architecture and landscape design, that has already become a good tradition. Since 1862 this floral show has been held by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). And it won the title of the most famous flower festival in the UK.

In addition to these impressive festivals, other sources of inspiration are: May Crosses Festival in Spain highlighting crosses made of flowers; Florence blooms with iris flower competition showcasing the most outlandish and rare varieties; the Canadian Tulip Festival featuring a large exhibition of tulips. Every country, every city greets the summer season it its own way, but one thing is the same everywhere: the whole world becomes a little kinder when flowers are in blossom.Photo thegallopinggardener.blogspot.com

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