6 Tulip festivals around the world you need to see
1. Keukenhof in Lisse the Netherlands (March 20th – May 17th)
A beautiful tulip festival with 7 million bulbs planted annually during autumn. The 32 Ha spring flower park is situated just 30 minutes outside Amsterdam. A flower parade is held at Saturday 25th of April. More information about Keukenhof see their website.
2. Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI USA (May 2nd – May 9th)
Tulip Time festival is the largest tulip festival in the United States. Nearly 4.5 million tulips are planted in city parks, at public attractions and along the streets. It has three parades during the festival a Volksparade, Kinderparade and Muziekparade. More information about Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI see their website.
3. Skagit Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon, WA USA (April 1st – April 30th)
The tulip festival with the mountain as backdrop! You probably have seen beautiful photos of this. Every year many people travel to this tulip festival to see the millions of tulips. More information about Skagit Tulip Festival in Mount Vernon see their website.
4. Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa Canada (May 8th –May 18th)
The Canadian tulip festival, now encompassing an 10-day celebration each May, was established in 1953 to preserve the heritage of Canada’s role in liberating the Dutch during the Second World War. The symbolic tulip – Ottawa’s official flower – was given as a gift in perpetuity to the Canadian people for having provided safe harbor to the Dutch Royal Family during the German Occupation of the Netherlands. The tulip remains a valuable symbol of friendship and of spring, with special meaning to the people of Canada and its National Capital Region.
More information about the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa see their website.
5. Tesselaar Tulip Festival Australia (September 10th – October 6th)
At the other side of the world and in a different time of the year the Tesselaar Tulip Festival is located within 60 minutes of Melbourne in the town Silvan. The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a unique annual event the whole family can enjoy, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of over one million spring flowers in bloom. (Including over 500,000 Tulips and 100 different varieties). More information about in Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Australia see their website.
6. Srinagar Tulip Festival in Kashmir India
Tulip festival in India is south Asia’s largest Tulip festival that has been named after the Indian prime minister of India, the late Indira Gandhi. Tulip festival takes place during the months of March and April and is the prettiest festival that takes place in Kashmir at the Siraj Bagh Chesmahsahi in the capital city of Srinagar. It is known as Indira Gandhi memorial garden. This blooming festival is a real treat to the eyes as the garden is spread over 5 hectares of land at the foothills of Zabarmwan near the Dal Lake.
The garden boasts of 60 varieties of multi-coloured tulips. It resembles a beautiful carpet that has hundreds of colors and provides a heavenly view to the thousands of visitors, national and international. Around 2 million tulip bulbs bloom here and proudly display their beauty to the tourists. The view is simply magnificent and has countless delicate beauties lined in rows to dance with the wind in front of the tourists. More information about in Srinagar Tulip Festival in India see the website.
There are many more tulip festivals around the world. What is your favorite? Which one should I include in my next list? Let me know!
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