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In addition to holding the title of the world’s largest flower parade made by volunteers, the Bloemencorso Zundert is also one of the oldest, dating back to 1936. Held every first Sunday in September in the town of Zunbert, the parade features gigantic floats with artworks made from steel wire, cardboard, paper-mache, and thousands of colorful dahlia flowers. Per tradition, dahlias are the only flower allowed to decorate the floats and are grown by Zundert’s participating hamlets. Zundert currently grows 33 hectares (81 acres) of dahlia bulbs from fifty different species.

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One hundred thousand spectators showed up for this year’s annual flower parade, which featured 19 floats, each from a different hamlet. The elaborate floats drew inspiration from Van Gogh’s appearance, idiosyncrasies, and his post-impressionist paintings. The months-long effort poured into each incredible, larger-than-life artwork is largely driven by friendly competitive spirit; the hamlets compete with one another every year for the honor of being crowned the Zundert Flower Parade winner. The 2015 top prize went to the hamlet Buurtschap Wernhout’s, which won with their ‘Adieu Vincent,’ a massive float decorated in purple dahlias artfully depicting Van Gogh on his deathbed.

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