Jersey Battle of Flowers
14th August - 15th August
One of Jersey's most popular events, the Battle of Flowers is an opportunity for Jersey to show off its very best floats, performers and dancers. With a large number of locals taking part and many visitors coming to Jersey for 'The Battle' year after year, Battle weekend is a treat for all.
The origins of the Battle lie in 1902, during the coronation of Kind Edward Vll and Queen Alexandra. Islanders decided to hold a parade in their honour, with horse-drawn floats covered in flowers taking to the waterfront streets of Jersey. There was a tradition of picking flowers from the floats and throwing them to the audience; this quickly developed into flowers being thrown back, and the 'Battle of the Flowers' was born.
The festival took a break during the Second World War and German occupation, but was revived during the 1950s and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Today the Battle of Flowers is a community event that involves the whole island and attracts many visitors year after year. Floats of all sizes compete for a variety of prizes and honours, with the large float class winner being awarded the Prix d’Honneur.
The Battle of Flowers takes place during early August every year.
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Radisson Blu Hotel
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Norfolk Lodge Hotel
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The Inn Jersey
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Seawold Guest House
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Thursday 14th - Friday 15th August 2014
Day Parade tickets from £22 per person, Moonlight Parade tickets from £20 per person