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Step Into Spring with the Canadian Tulip Festival!

May 10, 2016
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Spring is a season of renewal and most of all, a time when all things bloom. From fresh green leaves on a tree, to Magnolia buds and Cherry Blossoms, nature is putting on a show. This is especially true for our nation’s capital, where from May 12th to the 23rd, Canadians and visitors alike can celebrate the Tulip Festival.

The event will kick off in just two days’ time, with a musical fireworks show. This is just one of many fun activities to participate in, but let’s not forget the real centre of attention –the tulips that are ready to be admired throughout Ottawa!

The country’s tradition has been going on for decades, after Canada acted as a refuge for the Dutch Royal Family during WWII. As a thank you gift, the Queen sent thousands of tulip bulbs every year until the end of her reign in 1980. Despite this, the tradition continues and is a magnificent as well as colourful sight for all to see. For the full story, click here.

For festival details and event dates, click here.


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