Flower Parade Featuring Floats Inspired by Van Gogh


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The organizers write on their website that the parade, which is one of 25 flower parades in the Netherlands, is an integral part of the local culture. Local hamlets compete for the best float, and the locals, who participate in every aspect of the event including the cultivation of the local dahlias used in making the floats, pass down their float-making know-how from generation to generation.

“The childhood dream in Zundert is not to become a famous football player, but to be a float designer,” they write. “Mostly young people from Zundert itself are responsible for designing the floats, building the scale models and overseeing the construction, the details, the colouring and all other aspects of creating the huge floats.”

via Slate

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