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15 Of The Most Incredible Creations From The 2017 Flower Parade In Van Gogh's Hometown

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15 Of The Most Incredible Creations From The 2017 Flower Parade In Van Gogh's Hometown

Every year, as the first Sunday of September approaches, residents of Vincent Van Gogh‘s hometown prepare for a massive flower parade that floods the streets with vibrant colors and festive visitors.

This is Corso Zundert, a volunteer run event that has brought fresh blooms to the Dutch town of Zundert since 1936.

The parade is a contest which calls on all 20 neighbourhoods (or hamlets) to construct their most awe-inspiring flower float. With most floats measuring around 62 feet long, the turnout is always impressive and completely over-the-top.

Traditionally, construction begins sometime in May or June with community members of all ages pitching in. Each hamlet will spend countless hours building their floats, erecting floats, and adding the live dahlia flowers three days before the parade begins.

This year's winning float was built by the Schijf hamlet. The entry featured a massive figure lounging on a made of flowers which was carried by 260 volunteers. Pretty impressive, right?

Check out the other winning floats in the Corso Zundert gallery here.


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Here's what the parade float models looked like before the full-sized versions were built.


And after all the festivities are over, the floats are demolished in a matter of minutes. Here's a news clip from the day after the parade.


Via Corso Zundert

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