This year’s Bloemencorso Zundert, or Zundert Flower Parade, which we previously wrote about here, featured 19 teams who designed floats inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. The famous Post-Impressionist painter was born in Zundert, The Netherlands, 162 years ago, well before the parade was first held. Traditionally, the parade is run entirely by volunteers, uses only dahlia flowers, and is the world’s largest flower procession.
“In Zundert, in the South of the Netherlands, we are crazy about our flower parade,” writes the event’s website. “Our grannies and granddads started it in 1936 and we still can’t have enough of it. By the First Sunday of September the fever burns within us. Will the moving floats be finished in time? Are there enough dahlias? And who is going to win this time? Come to Zundert and share the experience!”