Friday, May 7, 2010

Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa

The Tulip Festival in Ottawa over the first two weeks and three weekends of May celebrates the warm friendship between the Netherlands and Canada. From the Canadian Tulip Festival website: 

~The Festival, now in its 58th year, preserves the local heritage of Canada’s role in freeing the Dutch people during World War II and the gift in perpetuity of the tulip to the City of Ottawa for providing a safe harbour for  the Dutch Royal Family at that time.~

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