Recently, California has seen an increase in rain, which in turn has a lot of influence on our environment. This year, the large amounts of rain has caused the poppy flowers to bloom. The field of poppy flowers in California attracted thousands of people and many came to take pictures and enjoy the wonders of nature.
According to staffs of Lake Elsinore Poppy Field Mountain, “We expected 20,000 people to come, but 60,000 people came in a weekend.” The numbers are seeing a great increase and the beauty and wonder of American Flower Festivals are being enjoyed by all. For example, the Lake Elsinore poppy flowers show a vast area of land on the mountain of bright colors and it evokes a world of wonder for many to be a part of.
Across the globe, one of the most famous flower festivals is the Tulipa Festival in the Netherlands. The Dutch Tulip Festival is the largest festival and it is held in Keukenhof, Netherlands. There are millions of different types of tulips and can smell each very sweet, very soft, and very different tulip.
Another festival is Bulgaria’s Rose Festival. It is held between May and June every year in Kazanluk, Bulgaria. The Rose Festival displays rose flower streets, rose flower houses, and European gardens with various roses, show various similarities and differences among the flower festivals.
The biggest difference between the flower festivals is nature vs. man-made. The poppy bloom is a display of the naturally occurring blooming of poppy flowers, but the Dutch Tulip festival is a beautiful grade built by people. Furthermore, although both naturally created, the Bulgaria Festival holds its origins in celebrating the harvest in comparison to the poppy bloom which isn’t associated with any sort of historical significance.
Despite each flower festival having different views and history, they are all beautiful places and wonders to see. It is also a great place to escape for a quick break from modernity. If time permits, it is suggested that one definitely go see the flowers in full bloom sometime this spring season.
Yoseop Kim, Grade 9
Crescenta Valley High School