استغفـــر الله العظيــم الــــــــــذي لا إلــه هــــــو الحي القيــوم و أتـــوب إليه

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tulip festival



Each year in the first two weeks of May, Canada’s Capital celebrates Tulip festival which has been taking place since 1953. It’s claimed to be the world’s largest tulip festival with several million tulips across the National Capital Region and parts of Gatineau – a city in the French side and across from the capital Ottawa.
These Tulips are actually a gift of thanks given from one of Holland royal princesses to the Canadian people in appreciation for their hospitality during World War II.

Further to the story:

The Dutch Royal family gave 100,000 bulbs to Canadians as token of thanks for being sheltered here during World War II after their country was over-run by the Germans, and for the Canadian liberation of Holland. The Royal Family stayed at Rideau hall (Government House) for the duration of the war. When Queen Juliana was pregnant with Princess Margriet, the problem of royal inheritance (requiring heirs to be born in Holland) was solved when the Canadian Parliament passed an act temporarily ceding a room in the Ottawa Civic hospital to the Dutch Crown. The first bulbs were gifted in 1945, and the first Tulip Festival was held in 1953.

As there was a long weekend last week, Victoria Day, we thought we’d go to see the exotic mosaic of colors and the beauty of these tulips.
These are some pictures I took...Enjoy!

















6 People Have Spoken Their Minds:

Meme said...

معلومه حلوه و جديده
بالنسبه للمهرجان الباين كندا مش هي الدوله الوحيده اللي بتحتفل بالتولب في هالتوقيت
فالمده اللي فاتت سمعنا ان وحده من ولايات امريكا تحتفل
سبحان الله و الحمد لله تحسي ان الورد كأنه مش طبيعي
سبحان الله

LiLy said...

صح مش بس في كندا، حتى في سويسرا و تقريبا هولندا و الصين زي ما تحكيلي بنت صينية نعرفها ان التوليبس اللي في الصين مازال احلى من اللي في الصور..بس ممكن اللي ميز الفيست الكندي انه وراه قصة..
شكرا لتواجدك السبّاق والدائم

Enlightened Spirit said...

Wonderful pictures ... ok, now I envy you coz u have the chance to be near these spectacular views.
We have simliar festival in Seattle in last April and I missed it :(
But anyway now as I saw ur photos I feel a kind of refreshment, so thanx for sharing them, and also the story new information for me.
Always update us about what u have there.
Another thing why don't u add ur blog to "all libyan blogs" so ur blog will be available for more readers? they might be just Libyan readers, but it expand ur readers anyway :)
here is the link:
http://alllibyanblogs.blogspot.com/

Thank u

may said...

السلام عليكم

LILY

اولا شكرا لك لسببين

اولهم ..جمال التدوينة وخصوصا الصور الى فيها

تانيا ..فكرتينى بايام مش بعيدة هلبة وفى نفس المكان وفى نفس التوقيت

اتاوا والتولبس فستفل

عندى صور فى نفس المكان والنهر الى مقابل ..وكنت نضحك انى واختى فى حوش عجبنى غادى نقوللها ديما هذا حوشى ..تصدقى قعدت ندور فيه بين الصور...

لكن سبحان الله هو 3 ايام والتولب ينقص كميته مش زى اول يوم

عموما خلى نجرى نطلع الصور ونقارن بصورك

الله ردتينى لايام لا تنسى

تعرفى يا بنية نحس فى روحى بنطلع نعرفك فى الاخير ...


ميوش وخيتك

LiLy said...

Enlightened Spirit,

Ok, believe or not, you reminded my of this festival as I was reading your post that you missed it there. So we made it just before the last day.

And thanks for the link.

Take care!

LiLy said...

مي

زعما نطلعو حق نعرفو بعض في اخر الحلقة...يامحاسن الصدف بعدين
باهي عطيني امارة او علامة عشان نتاكدو.

بالنسبة للفستفل مشيت قبل مايكمل بيوم
لذلك حتى شكل التولبس متغير و ماعجبنيش هلبة في الصور


وان شاء الله لقيته الحوش؟؟ هههه

و شكرا ليك انت
Take care