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By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

These Huge Floats Covered With Flowers Celebrate The Life Of Van Gogh. The Photos Are Staggering.

Most people know that many of the world's tulips come from the Netherlands, but lesser-known is the fact that the country is also one of the world's top suppliers of dahlias. In the region of Zundert alone, there are over 81 acres of 600,000 dahlia bulbs, representing 50 different species of the flower.

In 1936, the region began a parade to commemorate this, and they called it the Corso Zundert. The first parades were modest, but today, the Corso Zundert is a display of flowers, design, and artistic ingenuity that is totally unparalleled. See the photos from this incredible event below.

This year, the theme of the parade was Vincent van Gogh.

This year, the theme of the parade was Vincent van Gogh.

Werner Pellis

Van Gogh was actually born in Zundert 162 years ago.

Van Gogh was actually born in Zundert 162 years ago.

Malou Evers

The floats are all inspired by Van Gogh's work.

The floats are all inspired by Van Gogh's work.

Erwin Martens

They take cues from Van Gogh's use of color, and his technique.

They take cues from Van Gogh's use of color, and his technique.

Werner Pellis

There are also floats that represent Van Gogh's self portraits.

There are also floats that represent Van Gogh's self portraits.

Werner Pellis

This year, 19 different teams showcased floats in the parade, representing hours of tireless work.

This year, 19 different teams showcased floats in the parade, representing hours of tireless work.

Joyce van Belkom

The floats are sculpturally impressive, each of them a work of art in and of itself.

The floats are sculpturally impressive, each of them a work of art in and of itself.

Joyce van Belkom

And remember, these floats are made almost entirely of flowers.

And remember, these floats are made almost entirely of flowers.

Erwin Martens

Pretty impressive, isn't it?

Pretty impressive, isn't it?

Werner Pellis

Erwin Martens

The parade is a yearly attraction in the region and a curiosity for the rest of the world, and it's certainly not hard to see why.

The parade is a yearly attraction in the region and a curiosity for the rest of the world, and it's certainly not hard to see why.

Malou Evers

Next, Vincent van Gogh's paintings with tilt-shift applied.

Source: This is Colossal

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