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Magnificent Floats At Zundert Flower Parade 2016

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Every year, the streets of Zundert in Netherlands blooms with spectacular and breathtaking floats covered with thousands of dahlias. The event is called Blumencorso Zundert or Zundert Flower Parade and happens every first week of September.

Sleeping Giant
Photo by: Erwin Martens | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Contra
Photo by: Malou Evers | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Playful
Photo by: Malou Evers | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Busy
Photo by: Malou Evers | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Power Supply
Photo by: Malou Evers | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

The parade is now celebrating its 80th anniversary and this year’s parade is composed of various bands and 20 floats that feature a sleeping lion, playful foxes, busy bees, a musical instrument, wild beasts, a frog, and a dragon.

Retouch
Photo by: Malou Evers | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

False Hope
Photo by: Malou Evers | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Trapped

Photo by: Erwin Martens | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Organ
Photo by: Erwin Martens | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Fan Fare
Photo by: Erwin Martens | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Blumencorso Zundert is also a competition but has no theme. Designers and hamlets are free to express their creativity. Hamlet Tiggelaar’s entry of a fearsome dragon called “Dangerous Transportation” won first place.

Dangerous Transportation
Photo by: Malou Evers | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Water Buffalo
Photo by: Erwin Martens | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Water Tank
Photo by: Erwin Martens | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Vortex
Photo by: Erwin Martens | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Apport
Photo by: Malou Evers | CC BY 4.0 | Courtesy of Corso Zundert

Zundert is the birthplace of the famous painter Vincent Van Gogh. Last year, Blumencorso Zundert paid tribute to him on his 125th death anniversary, which we featured (Flower Parade Pays Tribute To Its Famous Son, Vincent Van Gogh).

 All images are courtesy of Corso Zundert.

Sources:
Corso Zundert
Wikipedia