Monday, May 03, 2010

It's tulip time!

Every year Ottawa has a tulip festival.  Though I actually missed the tulip festival, the spring came early so I got to see all the tulips, hurrah!  Shiraz, as well as filling me in on all the various rules around hockey, also gave me the odd history lesson on Canada (not that I remember much, I have a memory like a sieve!).  Anyway, he said the reason for all the tulips around Canada's capital has something to do with a dutch princess being in Ottawa at the time and ready to give birth but wanted to be on dutch soil.  Anyway, because my memory is rubbish - I've just looked it up and if you're really interested here it is: History of the Canadian Tulip Festival

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