Biannual Flower Carpet Returns to Brussels For First Time Since COVID-19 Pandemic

A carpet comprised of hundreds of thousands of flowers arranged in intricate designs was on display at the Grand Place in central Brussels, Belgium, on August 12, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation.

According to the event’s website, the flower carpet first began in 1971 and occurs every two years.

The vast flower carpet spans 1,680 square meters, and was assembled by more than 100 volunteers in less than six hours, organizers said. Credit: Geoffroy Coomans de Brachene via Storyful

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