Located South of the Netherlands, the town of Zundert comes alive every first Sunday of September as visitors and locals alike converge to celebrate one of the biggest flower parades in the world. Bloemencorso Zundert, or Zundert Flower Parade involves teams who design huge floral floats inspired by specific themes. The annual event pits the town's 20 districts against each other to see who creates the best floral float. The 2017 edition will be held on September 3rd and 4th.
A new documentary BY Gil Bruvel’s “Corso Zundert,” a Documentary About the World’s Largest Flower Parade and Produced by POTLUCK Arts + Music, CORSO ZUNDERT captures the brilliance of a rich, and virtually unknown tradition that honors innovation, dedication and community. Viewers are taken into a new world and experience a stimulating visual journey through the painstaking mental and physical labors of construction, to the joys of community collaboration and the lessons learned from a fleeting, season-long process.
Their website reads, "In Zundert, we are crazy about our flower parade. 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!"
The floats are made of wire, cardboard and papier-mâché and the thousands of dahlias covering the floats are grown specifically for the parade.