I was reading today's paper and saw a photo of the Carnaval de Bataille des Fleurs. This is an annual event taking place in Nice, France every February. It got me wondering about other Flower Festivals around the globe. This blog is just the tip of the iceberg!
While this is a full carnival, there are many other Battle of Flowers parades and events. Madeira, the Philippines, Spain, the Netherlands are just a few of the host countries. One which is closer to my home is the Battle of Flowers taking place in Jersey on the second Thursday in August.
Here is a link to the official website:
The Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, USA - takes place every New Year's Day:
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This is a series of many small videos capturing behind-the-scenes activities that Cal-Poly undertakes before a float is ready for the Parade. Fascinating!! Watch them all. Also includes a look at the Rose Float Archives.
I hope you enjoy the videos. Perhaps you'll decide to attend one of these events this year. As the Cal Poly videos illustrate, so much work goes into these creations.
I found myself going down an internet rabbit hole - there are so many wonderful flower festivals full of vibrant colours.
If you know of any Flower Battles or Festivals in your area, please drop me a line to let me know!