This weekend is the kickoff of Holland’s Tulip Time celebration. The annual festival starts this Saturday (May 3, 2008) and continues through May 10.
The Tulip Time Festival’s history page says that Tulip Time was introduced in 1927 at a Woman’s Literary Club meeting by Holland biology teacher Miss Lida Rogers. It’s grown to be one of the largest flower festivals in the country and features plenty of tulips, music, parades and celebrations and explorations of Holland’s Dutch heritage including Klompen dancing (video of Klompen dancers).
In honor of this event (and to check out a bunch of tulip photos) we’re featuring a Tulip & Tulip Time slideshow courtesy the Absolute Michigan group on Flickr. One of the members of the group (artist Yolanda Gonzales of Grand Rapids) designed the 2008 Tulip Time poster.