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The Flower Carnival is a “fresh” event that happens in Debrecen, Hungary. It lasts for a week, usually in the second half of August, but the preparations for the carnival, including the  decoration of the cars with fresh or dry flowers, begin 2-3 weeks before. Being a celebration of flowers, with many perfumes and colors, the Flower Carnival attracts thousands of tourists every year. The approximately 150-250 thousands of flowers are used to “impersonate” animals, historical scenes, fairy tales or other weird characters.  The Hungarian Holy Crown is always positioned in front of the parade. The carnival stars early in the morning in Petőfi Square and goes through the city’s streets for a distance of 5 kilometers until the Nagyerdei Stadium. Once they arrive in the stadium, the cars and the performers go around showing their creations to the audience and a jury awards the best cars and groups.

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