Festivals & Traditions

European Springtime

Every year around 20th of March the day becomes equal to the night with both last 12 hours. It is the time when the spring officially begins. There are many traditions in Europe and around the world to welcome the arrival of spring and celebrate the new life. We take a closer look at our european destinations to see how the spring celebrations look like in the different countries. Diplomats Society is showing you how the Europeans welcome and celebrate the arrival of spring and where the most interesting and biggest celebrations take place.

 

During springtime, Europe comes alive with many beautiful colours and scents. Gardens begin to blossom, evenings get longer and lighter, and warm sunshine becomes a regular guest. In some european countries, springtime doesn't start until there are carpets of bluebells in the woods or the tulip fields are blooming in beautiful colors of a rainbow. In Europe, there are some great places to take in a sea of these vibrant blooming flowers, with famous and magnificent landscapes.

Springtime

The colorful sesaon

Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons. There are various definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. In Europe, spring is the season of the year between winter and summer, lasting from March to June (north of the equator), where the weather becomes warmer, leaves and plants start to grow again and flowers appear. At the spring equinox, days and nights are approximately twelve hours long, with day length increasing and night length decreasing as the season progresses. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.

Netherlands in Spring

Colorful Tulip Fields

When it comes to spring flowers around the world, there are a few displays that stand out. Japan has its cherry blossoms, southern California has its desert flowers, and Europe of course has its countless colourful tulip fields. The tulip fields in Europe are the ultimate spring destination. There are several spring destinations with blooms of all of the colors of the rainbow.

 

Spring is a the time to visit the Netherlands. Netherlands is renowned for its vibrant tulip fields and during spring, blue, pink, orange and red stretch as far as the eye can see. Tulip-growing season runs from March until August, but springtime is undoubtedly the most spectacular time to see its landscapes in full bloom. The annual tulip bloom is a phenomenon that attracts thousands of travelers each year. While the tulips themselves tend not to appear until mid-April, early bird travelers can still enjoy a spectacular show of snow whites, daffodils, and gorgeous pink and violet hyacinth (the latter emerge right in the margin between March and April). Weather conditions vary by year, so it’s best to consult the nation's dedicated tulip website for weekly flower updates.

In Amsterdam you can see tulip fields at Bloemenmarkt in the city center or venture out of the city on the Bloemen Route, a 25-mile flower-filled road trip. The region of Holland offers tulip cruises and tulip bicycle tours.

 

The Keukenhof Gardens are very popular to visit during spring in Holland. The best day trip among the flowers near Amsterdam. Every year, more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted in autumn to bloom in spring. In Keukenhof Gardens, there is a variety of more than 800 different tulips. A journey to Keukenhof Gardens during springtime is an unforgettable and unique experience.

Swiss Spring

Zurich Spring Festival - Sechseläuten

In Switzerland, in a blunt celebration of winter's end, the Swiss use a fiery show to ring in the new spring season. A snowman is burned on a stake once the first flowers begin to bloom, marking the definite end to winter's dark days. The snowman's demise, known as the Böögg, is a popular tradition dating back to the 16th century. The snowman is often stuffed with explosives.  A tradition so old, that no one can really pinpoint how or why it started.

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Festivals & Traditions

Every year around 20th of March the day becomes equal to the night with both last 12 hours. It is the time when the spring officially begins. There are many traditions in Europe and around the world to welcome the arrival of spring and celebrate the new life. We take a closer look at our european destinations to see how the spring celebrations look like in the different countries. Diplomats Society is showing you how the Europeans welcome and celebrate the arrival of spring and where the most interesting and biggest celebrations take place.

During springtime, Europe comes alive with many beautiful colours and scents. Gardens begin to blossom, evenings get longer and lighter, and warm sunshine becomes a regular guest. In some european countries, springtime doesn't start until there are carpets of bluebells in the woods or the tulip fields are blooming in beautiful colors of a rainbow. In Europe, there are some great places to take in a sea of these vibrant blooming flowers, with famous and magnificent landscapes.

Springtime

The colorful season

Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons. There are various definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. In Europe, spring is the season of the year between winter and summer, lasting from March to June (north of the equator), where the weather becomes warmer, leaves and plants start to grow again and flowers appear. At the spring equinox, days and nights are approximately twelve hours long, with day length increasing and night length decreasing as the season progresses. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.

Netherlands

in Spring

Colorful Tulip Fields

When it comes to spring flowers around the world, there are a few displays that stand out. Japan has its cherry blossoms, southern California has its desert flowers, and Europe of course has its countless colourful tulip fields. The tulip fields in Europe are the ultimate spring destination. There are several spring destinations with blooms of all of the colors of the rainbow.

 

Spring is a the time to visit the Netherlands. Netherlands is renowned for its vibrant tulip fields and during spring, blue, pink, orange and red stretch as far as the eye can see. Tulip-growing season runs from March until August, but springtime is undoubtedly the most spectacular time to see its landscapes in full bloom. The annual tulip bloom is a phenomenon that attracts thousands of travelers each year. While the tulips themselves tend not to appear until mid-April, early bird travelers can still enjoy a spectacular show of snow whites, daffodils, and gorgeous pink and violet hyacinth (the latter emerge right in the margin between March and April). Weather conditions vary by year, so it’s best to consult the nation's dedicated tulip website for weekly flower updates.

In Amsterdam you can see tulip fields at Bloemenmarkt in the city center or venture out of the city on the Bloemen Route, a 25-mile flower-filled road trip. The region of Holland offers tulip cruises and tulip bicycle tours.

 

The Keukenhof Gardens are very popular to visit during spring in Holland. The best day trip among the flowers near Amsterdam. Every year, more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted in autumn to bloom in spring. In Keukenhof Gardens, there is a variety of more than 800 different tulips. A journey to Keukenhof Gardens during springtime is an unforgettable and unique experience.

Swiss Spring

Zurich Spring Festival Sechseläuten

In Switzerland, in a blunt celebration of winter's end, the Swiss use a fiery show to ring in the new spring season. A snowman is burned on a stake once the first flowers begin to bloom, marking the definite end to winter's dark days. The snowman's demise, known as the Böögg, is a popular tradition dating back to the 16th century. The snowman is often stuffed with explosives.  A tradition so old, that no one can really pinpoint how or why it started.

In Switzerland, in a blunt celebration of winter's end, the Swiss use a fiery show to ring in the new spring season. A snowman is burned on a stake once the first flowers begin to bloom, marking the definite end to winter's dark days. The snowman's demise, known as the Böögg, is a popular tradition dating back to the 16th century. The snowman is often stuffed with explosives.  A tradition so old, that no one can really pinpoint how or why it started.

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