Christmas in Birmingham, England

Tulips from Spring 2007

When I was younger, there was a Tulip Festival held every Spring in Cannon Hill Park. It was a little bit of Holland in the center of Birmingham. We used to go for the Fair and to buy Droste chocolates, Dad’s favorites. Unfortunately, it seems that the Tulip Festival is no longer held. According the Birmingham History Webring, the last one was held in 1973, which seems early. Perhaps the Spring Fair was held without the Tulip Festival and I just assumed that they were the same thing.

At Christmas, Birmingham now holds a Frankfurt Christmas Market. So we have a little bit of Germany every year. I am looking forward to visiting it with Mum in a week or so. We will buy Stolen and very expensive German chocolates, which probably aren’t as good as Droste.