Although the traditional marching of the Flower Carnival of Debrecen could not be held due to the coronavirus epidemic, the colourful and cheerful event on August 20 still attracted many guests and provided a unique and exceptional experience to everybody.
Sokszínű Vidék reported that the 51st Flower Carnival of Debrecen kicked off with raising the country’s national flag and blessing the August 20 bread of Hungary. This year, the traditional marching of the colourful flowery cars was not held due to the epidemic, and international dancers and musicians also did not feature in the carnival’s program, but visitors were not left without any entertainment.
In front of the Great Reformed Church of Debrecen, ten flower compositions were displayed, and later it continued in Nagyerdő, a city-part of Debrecen. All the compositions focused on protecting the environment and the beauty of flowers and nature.
One of the compositions was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon, and visitors could also admire the traditional flower establishment of the Holy Crown. Ignác Semmelweis, the saviour of mothers, Gedeon Richter, a world-famous chemist, Merse Pál Szinyei, a Hungarian painter, Saint László, a Hungarian king, and even koalas could be seen on the streets of Debrecen.
With colourful and vivid-looking flowers as well as exceptional programs for children and adults, the 51st Flower Carnival of Debrecen was a success, just like in the previous years.