This festival, festival of colors, known worldwide. It is held annually in the spring, during the month, during flowering tulips. A huge number of flowers planted around the city. Tulip bulbs give out to everyone, who wants to help in the design of the city. Flowers can be seen everywhere: parks, squares, ALLEY, in the yard and even avtomagistralяh.
More 100 species tulips fill the city each spring, the set of colors – синий, желтый, red, purple, white, pink and many other, turn the town into the realm of colors.
The main activities of the festival are held in the park Emirgan (Emirgan Park), will be planted where the most beautiful and large tulips. Top Turkish landscape designers will surprise residents and visitors with its unusual, colorful compositions of different varieties of tulips.
The streets of the city will be decorated with painted sculptures of tulips, made by local craftsmen. In the central square sets the scene, also decorated with tulips, where for several days of celebration will be concerts featuring popular musicians and singers.
It is worth visiting the exhibition of different varieties of tulips, paintings and panels of flowers, flower show in city parks, Fair, where you can buy the rarest varieties of bulbs and everything necessary for their cultivation. Besides the tourists and the festival will bring together professional growers and breeders.
The first festival was held in 2005 year.
The first data about tulips were found in ancient Persian literature.
In Persia wore this flower name "dyulbash"- Turkish turban, from which subsequently occurred word "Turban"And the Russian name of the flower -"Tulip». He was praised by many Persian poets, and especially the famous Hafiz.
But most of all loved this flower Turks, his wife divorced him in abundance in the Seraglio, where many of them, maybe, he even resembled their childhood, home, lost freedom.
Легенда о тюльпане
In yellow tulip bud the happiness has been concluded, but no one could reach him, as bud undisclosed, but once a yellow flower in the hands of a little boy and took the tulip itself revealed. Baby shower, carefree happiness and laughter opened bud!
According Turks, in tulip, as a beautiful woman, seeing once, fall in love forever!