Tulip Time in Holland, MI
It's the beginning of tulip Time in Holland, MI. It is a celebration of the Dutch heritage of our city. The fireworks over Lake Michigan kicked off the annual event last night and the streets this week will be filled with locals dressed in traditional Dutch costumes and performing their klompen dances in wooden shoes. Parades on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday round out the colorful celebration.
later this week, I have a half day off of school. Thursday afternoon is the traditional day of the Children's Costume Parade. The local schools participate by providing the children and teachers a half day off to dress in their traditional Dutch costume and parade along the main street accompanied by the local marching bands. The Holland High School bands plays Tip Toe Through the Tulips as they clickety clack along wearing their wooden shoes. Colorful and fun for all!