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Check Out These Beautiful Flower Festivals Around the World
You may want to travel to one of the world’s flower festivals. Some are small, intimate events, while others are massive celebrations that can stretch on for days or longer. Whether you want to enjoy them alone or hope to meet others who share your interest, there’s a flower festival for every personality.
Check out these flower festivals in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
The Netherlands – Tulip Festival
The Dutch love tulips, and whether you’re in Amsterdam or a more rural area, you’re sure to see them in full bloom when they’re in season. In the capital city alone, tulips are on colorful display at dozens of locations. From hotels to green spaces, restaurants, and museums, you won’t have to venture far to see these beautiful flowers.
Near Amsterdam is the Keukenhof Garden, where you can enjoy fields of tulips. It’s best to purchase tickets online to avoid the lines. In 2024, the Tulip Festival is set for March 21 to May 12.
Washington, D.C. – National Cherry Blossom Festival
Each year, the cherry blossoms bring life to the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. The festival is a treat for the whole family, so mark your calendar for March 20 to April 14, 2024.
Signature events include the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Petalpalooza, and more. Be sure to check online for festival details as 2024 draws closer.
Japan – Akeno Sunflower Festival
Japan has quite a few flower festivals. The one in Akeno specifically started in 1993 and this year it runs until August 20. Not only can visitors enjoy the sunflowers, but there’s also an on-site maze, which the kids might enjoy. Admission is free. You can drive to the venue or catch a taxi from the JR Nirasaki Station.
St. Lucia – La Rose and La Marguerite Flower Festivals
La Rose and La Marguerite are the two major flower festivals in St. Lucia. Each side, as they are called, represents two competing societies, and there’s quite a lot of pomp and pageantry. The Rose Festival is celebrated in August while The Marguerite Festival is in October.