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Indian festival celebrates flowers

by webdev

January 25, 2011

The 33rd Thrissur Pushpoltsavam 2011 festival began last Friday in Kerala, India, and boasts around 25 different kinds of beautiful anthuriums and 45 flower types of bonsai and orchids, according to India's The City Journal.

In addition to flower gifts, there were also books about plants and seeds available in a number of market stalls. Many of the different stands were dressed in unique and colorful fashion to show just how many ways one can could use flowers as decorations.

"Each stall... meticulously arranged the flowers to the delight of all those families visiting the venue," Jose K of Thrissur told the news provider. Some other stands even offered religious clay sculptures to complement the floral designs.

Some vendors hoped that the show would encourage children to learn more about plants.

The week-long festival is in part hosted by the Kerala Agricultural University. The celebration will also offer attendees the chance to see different cultural contests, from dancing to decorating to photography.

Many cities in India appreciate the sentimental and economic value of flowers. Bangalore is responsible for sending beautiful buds to countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, according to The Times of India.

 

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