Enchanting flower festivals are organized in countries around the world throughout the year. Maybe even at this moment, when you are reading this post, there is an ongoing flower festival somewhere in the world.
Events like flower festivals are very important for the culture of a nation. Flower festivals are much more than just a mere city celebration.
They represent a way for people to celebrate the natural beauty of their country and local tradition. For that reason, great attention is paid to the organization of flower festivals.
In addition to unforgettable entertainment for the locals, flower festivals are also among the most popular tourist attractions.
If you are a flower lover, keep reading to learn about the fascinating flower festivals in different parts of the world.
10 Best Flower Festivals Around the World
Flower festivals are among the most popular tourist attractions
1. Spalding Flower Parade (Spalding, Lincolnshire)
The Spalding Flower Parade was first organized in 1935 to celebrate the jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. Since tulips were very popular flowers at that time, this parade mostly consisted of them. During the following years, the parade grew into a seven-day celebration in honor of the tulip, and thus “Tulip Week” was born.
The 25-kilometer long walk was the main event of the “Tulip Week,” and its goal was to show the best tulip growers. The first Spalding Tulip Parade was held in 1959, and it was possible to see many beautifully decorated floats made of as many as 100,000 tulip flowers. This event very quickly attracted tourists from all over the world.
2. Genzano Infiorata Flower Festival (Genzano, Italy)
The Genzano Infiorata Flower Festival has been held every year in June since 1778. During the festival, local artists gather to make a carpet of flowers based on a pre-agreed theme. The floral carpet that the artists make covers an entire street. The patterns made on the carpet can be inspired by religious symbols, various shapes, and familiar paintings. The made flower carpet stands on the street for two whole days. On the third day, according to the custom, the carpet is torn down by local students.
3. Dubai Miracle Garden (Dubai, UEA)
Dubai Miracle Garden
Although it is not a classic flower festival, Dubai Miracle Garden deserves to be mentioned on every occasion when it comes to flowers. Walking through a place where about 150 million flowers are arranged in countless different shapes, patterns, and creations is truly enchanting.
Dubai Miracle Garden is open to visitors every year from November to mid-May. During that period, a garden full of beautiful colors and scents came to life on an area of 72,000 square meters. The concept and design of Dubai Miracle Garden change every year and, in that way, always provide visitors with a new experience. People worldwide come to visit this “garden of miracles” as it is called, which has about 1.5 million visitors in one year.
We believe that every flower store in Dubai, and even across the UEA, find inspiration for their floral creations in this very garden. So if you find yourself nearby, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this flower oasis.
4. The Flower Carpet (Brussels, Belgium)
The Flower Carpet Festival is held every other year. The flower carpet placed on the main square in Brussels is a set of perfectly combined works of art made of flowers. All the florists who own their flower shops come together and create a unique carpet consisting of 70,000 begonias. The carpet design is never repeated, but a new look is designed for each festival.
5. Madeira Flower Festival (Funchal, Portugal)
The Madeira Flower Festival takes place over four days in April. In addition to flower carpets placed on the streets, all shops and houses are also decorated with beautiful flower arrangements. Visitors to this festival can enjoy the beautiful colors and decorations made of flowers. One of the most beautiful activities during this festival is the “Wall of Hope.” During this activity, children decorate the wall with the most beautiful flowers as a sign of hope for a better and more carefree world.
In addition to the five flower festivals we have singled out, there are many others that you can visit. The following link can serve as an additional guide to events organized by various countries in honor of flowers: https://www.localgrapher.com/10-of-the-worlds-most-picturesque-flower-festivals-and-events/.
Flowers always arouse positive feelings in people. All those who can attend the celebration in honor of the flowers will have an unforgettable experience. Whether you are a florist who wants to find inspiration for your flower store or just a flower lover, the flower festival is an event worth visiting.