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Tulip Time Countdown 1948

tulip time dutch dancers, holland, michigan photo postcard c. 19352019 marks the 90th celebration of Tulip Time in Holland Michigan.

We’re new2holland so this is the first Tulip Time we’ll see in person. Our excitement builds everyday!

In 2004 Reader’s Digest rated the festival as the best small town festival in the USA.

In 2016, the event was ranked the #1 Flower Festival by USA Today.

But Tulip Time has been making the list of top festivals for a long time.

“A full picture layout in a Miami [Florida] newspaper Jan. 6 gave prominent space to a four-column photo of Klompen dancers, one the the highlights of the local fete.

Other leading American festivals pictorially represented were the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, Winter Carnival at Dartmouth college, Frontier Days at Cheyenne, Wyo., Mummer’s parade in Philadelphia, Gasparilla Carnival at Tampa, Fla., and Apple Blossom festival at Winchester, Va.”

How did this exciting news from Miami Florida reach Holland Michigan in 1948?

“The newspaper sheet was sent to the local Chamber of Commerce by Chester Van Tongeren who is vacationing in Florida.”

Source: The Holland Evening Sentinel, Saturday January 10, 1948 page 5.

Vintage Tulip Time, What Year?

Can you guess when this picture was taken? 📸

The cars in the background provide great clues. 🚗

Tulip fields in Holland, Michigan 1960's era postcard 1The photo became a postcard made by LL Cook Co. in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The caption on the back says, “Here a few of Holland’s sweethearts add to the color at Nelis Tulip Farm.” 🌷💕🌷💕

Join us for the 90th celebration of Tulip Time in Holland Michigan May 4-12, 2019! 🌷💐

Experience Holland’s Dutch culture with parades, markets, national entertainment, local arts, tours, 5k &10k runs, traditional dance and tons of family fun. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ 💃🕺

This is a festival you won’t want to miss! 🎡🎉🎏

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