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Canadian Tulip Festival
A vibrant annual celebration in the capital city of Canada featuring colorful tulip displays, cultural performances, and various outdoor activities.
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Following WWII, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands gifted Ottawa 100,000 tulip bulbs to show her gratitude for sheltering her during the invasion of the Netherlands. She also promised to make this annual gift for the rest of her life to show her lasting appreciation. Now, the Canadian Tulip Festival
is one of Ottawa’s signature events, taking place in May when the winter is behind us and the flowers are in full bloom. For 10 days, the canal banks, public squares, and green spaces come to life across the city. Commissioner’s Park and Major’s Hill Park are where you will find the main festivities, where several million tulips spring to life, accompanied by fireworks and street performers.
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