Corso Zundert Flower Parade is Something Else
Since 1936, the first Sunday of September has been a very special day in Zundert, a small municipality town situated in the south of the Netherlands. Apart from being the place where one of the world’s most prominent artists, Vincent Van Gogh, was born some 163 years ago, it’s known as the home of Corso Zundert, the world’s largest flower parade.
The annual event, which is held to celebrate the town’s most iconic export: the dahlia flower, sees 20 teams of volunteering hamlets design and parade vibrant flower objects that incorporate different moving elements with marching bands and other captivating performers.
“In Zundert, in the southern parts of the Netherlands, we’re super crazy about our flower parade. It’s deep-rooted within us since our grannies started it in 1936, and we never have enough of it,” writes the event’s website.
The 2016 edition didn’t disappoint as the winner, Dangerous Transportation, wowed the audience with it intricately unique design.
Designed by the hamlet of Tiggelaar, it featured a frighteningly fiery dragon with a wide opened jaw to revealing its sharp fangs and was complete with steam rolling from its nostrils; all made from a variety of dahlia flowers.
Despite facing a stiff competition from other complex and gorgeous designs such as a tumbling pack of foxes, the giant dragon had everything to run away with the prize.