Awesomely Incredible Sculptures in World’s Largest Flower Parade in the Netherlands
If you like flowers and creative sculptures, then you can’t miss the largest flower parade in the world: the Bloemencorso Zundert. Every year since 1936, this event which is held every first Sunday of September brings together thousands of enthusiasts and curious people for wildly brilliant creations.
It is in the streets of the town of Zundert, with 20,000 inhabitants, that this parade takes place, entirely organized by volunteers. In fact, 20 neighboring hamlets participate in the operation and have the mission to create in just 3 months the most creative flower float to win the hearts of the spectators. The flowers used are mainly dahlias, grown each year by the millions in the region. It is estimated that each edition requires more than 8 million dahlias.
But beyond the competition, the Bloemencorso Zundert is above all a social event. Builders and enthusiasts of all ages gather and work together for several months to imagine, build and decorate their tanks. The flowers used must be fresh, and the sculptures are actually decorated a few days before the parade, the participants not hesitating to take turns day and night to complete their creation and even to give up their holidays. It even has a name in Dutch because we talk about Corsokoorts, understand having Corso fever.
It was a great initiative that highlights creativity but also the cohesion of a community, teamwork, the sharing of knowledge, and the ability to live together. An event that ends with the designation of the winners but above all, above all, with song contests and barbecues that bring together the 20 neighboring hamlets.
Below, we share with you some of the most beautiful creations of recent years. A marvel to savor and share! And to find out more and discover more photos, go to the official website of the Corso Zundert event.