Bloemencorso: A Flower Parade in the Netherlands

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Several countries around the world are recognized and associated with their unique festivities and cultural celebrations, innate to their individual set of national characteristics and customs. Parades have been an event and occurrence that has been a strong symbol of national patriarchy and patriotism on display and in the form of recreation for many nations around the world; and the fantastic flower parades of the Netherlands are no exception.

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The Netherlands and Belgium hold breathtaking parades on a yearly basis, an event referred to as the ‘Bloemencorso’, a Dutch word which translates to ‘flower parade’ or ‘flower procession’. These flowers parades are an event to look forward to by most Europeans and preparations are made efficiently and well in advance. In the Bloemencorso, several different kinds of floats, cars and even boats are magnificently and exquisitely decorated and designed with the use of flowers. Each parade displays its own unique and carefully designed and selected character, theme and unique charm.

The Bloemencorso flower parade is yet another reason, among countless other, to visit the Netherlands and plan a trip to Europe. This particular showcase of flower designed floats is from the Bloemencorso flower parade in Zundert, the Netherlands. Each and every single float is made entirely from natural liking flowers from top to bottom, dahlias in particular. In this rich, floral, ongoing recreational event we see magnificently ornate architectural structures no less than the size of actual houses, and animal, birds, puppets and mascots designed around stunning schemes of art (don’t miss the hints of graffiti). This magnificent parade is a genuine showcase of just about everything that makes art so unique and diverse in its culture and nature, combining and displaying stunning fusions of art, design and architecture in the structural and visual essence of the breathtaking Bloemencorso parade.

Have a look at some of this images we have collected from this year’s fabulous Bloemencorso flower parade in Zundert, the Netherlands, and be awe inspired by the recreational beauty and creativity that surrounds us and the world we live in.

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