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Flower Festival in the Patio

There are so much beautiful floral fests on the planet, but you can`t find some special atmosphere everywhere. We represent the wonderful event in sunny country with kind and welcoming people.

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Every year in early May, all the courtyards of the Andalusian city of Cordoba bloom with lots of beautiful flowers and plants - Festival in patio begins in Spain.

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The cause of such a great holiday is the local climate. Even the ancient Romans, the founders of Cordoba, adapted their homes to the conditions of hot and dry climate by creating a patio - inner courtyard. To enhance the feeling of freshness and coolness, they began to decorate courtyards with vegetation.

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Then a great tradition was born - to decorate the patio with fresh flowers, demonstrating the wonders of gardening and flower arranging. During the Festival of the patio, which has been held in Cordoba since 1932, everyone can admire this beauty.

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Each spring hosts of the cozy patio with fountains, hedges and fancy decorations, floral compositions and amazing variety of flower pots with fuchsias, pelargoniums, begonias and petunias of different colors and shades kindly invite everyone to admire their creations. All owners of patio can take part in the competition.

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Strict jury assesses patios on several criteria: colors, their variety, composition, aesthetics and saturation placement are taken into account. All the flowers, by the way, are arranged according to certain rules. The presence of the well in the courtyard, or at least the pool is another requirement for participation. But for the presence of artificial fruit or flowers patio can be disqualified.

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The winner of the competition receives prestigious distinction Patios in Cruces and a significant cash prize. In parallel, there is a contest for the title of the most beautiful balcony of Cordoba. For this, locals decorate their balconies and windows with array of flowers.

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Also there are concerts and evenings that hold in patios, where participants sing Spanish folk songs and dance Flamenco. Residents of the city are very kind - they invite guests to share the ancient tradition of Cordoba, based on the principle of friendly neighborhood, treating those drinks and food and expressing their sympathy. All this makes the Festival in a patio one of the best festivals in Spain.

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Patio holiday in Cordoba perceived by its residents as an important part of the cultural heritage of the city, as a tribute to its traditions and the manifestation of identity. Holding of this festival is based on the collaboration of many people with different status and age, which contributes to the development of friendly and harmonious relations between local residents.

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In 2012, UNESCO included the Festival patio in Cordoba in the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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If you really love flowers you need to visit this festival. You will enjoy every minute in company of amazing local citizens and aroma of beautiful flowers. And if you want to make happy your loved ones – order delivery of bouquets and gift in our online store UA-Flowers.com.

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Last updated: 2015-08-27
Section: Articles
Author: Anastasiia Art
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