In each year, on 20 August, the Flower Carnival of Debrecen is organized, when carts ornated with flowers roll through the city accompanied by spectacular dance and acrobatic performances. This year’s carnival will be different from the previous ones, since the programs will be dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Reformation.
László Papp, Mayor of Debrecen said on his press conference announcing the Flower Carnival of 20 August and related programs, in the Nagyerdei Stadium: half a million fresh dahlias will be delivered from the Netherlands to Debrecen for the ornamentation. Out of this, nearly one hundred thousand will be used for the 21-metre-long and 7.5-metre-high dragon. The carnival procession will feature fourteen flower carts, ten Hungarian and ten international art groups and in the evening two thousand performers will be entertaining a crowd of twenty thousand in the Nagyerdei Stadium. This year’s carnival will pay tribute to the five hundredth anniversary of Reformation with an extraordinary show, which will introduce the important event into the whirl of the carnival.
Last year the impressive animation of the five world-famous 3D mapping artists was a huge success, which painted the facade of the University of Debrecen. This year, in 2017, the 500th anniversary of Reformation and 450th anniversary of the Hungarian Reformed Church, the Reformed Great Church will be in the focal point of the Flower Carnival’s building projections. László Zsolt Bordos, the world-famous 3D light artist will not only bring the historical milestones of Debrecen and the Reformation to life, but also project the future to the walls of the Reformed Great Church between 17-19 August starting from 21 o’clock, every hour, for 3 times. At the press conference the artist told that the 3D animation of the Reformed Great Church will be supplemented with the recreation of the old town hall’s wall with some sort of “standing image painting”.
For more information on the Flower Carnival visit the official website of the program: