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Hastings Blossom Festival

Hastings Blossom Festival

The Hastings Blossom Festival was started in 1950 to attract visitors to the city, and to show up its nearby rival, Napier. It celebrates the beginning of the fruit-growing season. The highlight is the parade of floats decorated with real or artificial blossoms. In 1957 a Queen Carnival was held. The Blossom Queen rode on one of the floats.

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Ben Schrader, 'Parades and protest marches - Parades and protest marches before 1890', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010