For centuries, humans have grown or cultivated flowers for food, drink, decoration, cosmetics and medicine. Flowers are a symbol of beauty and prosperity, Flowers are presented as a show of affection towards of loved ones.
Zundert, in the South of the Netherlands, which is a center for Dahlia cultivation, since 1936 every year in 1st week of September a flower parade is organized which has in recent times garnered the attention of people worldwide resulting in tourist flocking in huge numbers to view the beautiful parade which is called “The Flower Parade (Bloemencorso)” where tons of beautiful colorful flowers are used exclusively to build huge Sculptures and paraded over the streets . The Dahlia fields are spread across 33 hectares of land with approx 600k dahlia plants in 50 different colors and types. But none is for commercial purpose instead the neighborhood communities cultivate their own Dahlia field exclusively for the Flower parade. Every year the independent jury decides the best float amongst the participants, floats and crown the winning hamlet of that year.
The 2016 Bloemencorso Zundert parade finished off yesterday and amongst the winner were:
1. Tiggelaar – Transport Dangerous
2. Helps Elkander – Manpower 12
3. Drive – False Hope (Audience Award)
Visit the official website for more: www.corsozundert.nl
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