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EnglishWhen was the first blossom parade held in Hastings, New Zealand?

I know that's it's an annual event in September. But I am curious to know when and how it first started.

kiwi 5 years ago
    Tags:
  • New Zealand
  • Blossom
  • Tourist Attraction


TheDude 5 years ago Correct
The Hastings Blossom Festival was started in 1950 to attract visitors, and to show up its rival, the nearby city of Napier. It celebrates the beginning of the fruit-growing season. The highlight is the parade of floats decorated with real or artificial blossoms. In 1957 a Queen Carnival was held. The Blossom Queen rode on one of the floats.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/21071/hastings-blossom-festival
kiwi 5 years ago
Very interesting. Thanks for the link.