Red is Aleia red
Today is the first day of the three-day Rosefestival in the Dutch village Lottum, at 17.00 hours the festivity will be officially opened. The Rosequeen will welcome all visitors and after her speech, she declares the festival open to the public.
All red roses that are used in the various floral arrangements are provided by Aleia Roses. The total amount of roses is about 150.000 and of different varieties. In several locations, the visitors are indulged with roses like in the village church, on the streets and in private gardens.
Tonight the organizers expect about 5.000 visitors which are mostly from the Netherlands and Germany but even visitors from Greece and Slovenia are spotted.
A ‘boulevard’ which leads from the market to the event facility is being called the Rosequeen gallery. On this promenade our selfie-Rosewall with 4.000 roses is placed; a beautiful background for the perfect picture.
The first reactions of trade professionals are more than positive; many of them have indicated already before the opening that they would love to join again next year to help grow this event bigger and bigger.