After the series of events and concerts a day of the fest comes which the city residents call the Desfile de Silleteros. On this day all the local folks put on bright ethnic costumes and outfits, back up with the most beautiful bunches of flowers and march through the main streets of the city. The procession looks just fantastic and bright. Thousands of people of different ages and social status take part in the parade. The travelers being on visit in Medellin during the Flower Festival can take part in the procession as well. To join the procession one should buy a bright ethnic outfit in one of the local souvenir shops and choose an awesome bunch of flowers.
The festival Feria de las Flores first was held several centuries ago. In the course of its long history the holiday has sufficiently altered and modified as well as has lost its initial meaning. The Flower Festival is the brightest and most remarkable but not the single event in its kind in the cultural life of the city. Medellin traditionally holds the International Poetry Festival in the middle of June. The festival performs as renowned writes so amateur authors just starting their way in the literature career. This fest is as well of immense popularity among travelers however it has on its schedule just literary events and performances.
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