Cana­dian Tulip Fes­ti­val

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - DESTINATIONS -

In thanks for pro­tec­tion dur­ing WWII, Ot­tawa has re­ceived a gift of tulips from the Dutch royal fam­ily ev­ery year since 1945. And thus the world’s largest tulip fes­ti­val, with over a mil­lion blooms, was born. Along­side the sea of flow­ers each year are won­der­ful art ex­hibits, live per­for­mances, ar­ti­san work­shops and more. With around two mil­lion peo­ple at­tend­ing ev­ery day, the Car­ni­val in Rio de Janeiro is not for the faint-hearted. This pre-Lent samba ex­trav­a­ganza is held in the Brazil­ian sum­mer but its ori­gins trace back to an­cient Greek and Ro­man spring rit­u­als.

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