Tulips in bloom. An annual rite of spring. And in Ottawa, the city celebrates with a three-week festival. The Canadian Tulip Festival in its 60th year for 2012 is another rite of spring. But it’s not just about the blooming of the flowers or marking the season. There is some very interesting history behind the tulips in Ottawa.
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It’s cold. It’s snowy. It’s windy. It’s cloudy. You’ve got the mid-winter blahs. What better reason to have a party and celebrate winter? And that’s exactly what Ottawa does with the annual Winterlude festival.