The Desfile de Silleteros, or Flower Parade, is the flagship event of the annual Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival).
Each year, the silleteros, the men and women from Santa Elena, work tirelessly to create the most beautiful silletas (flower arrangements) possible.
Due to the variety of sizes and themes for the silletas, there are various classes, including: children’s, junior’s, traditional, emblematic, monumental, and commercial.
Before the parade begins, all the silletas are judged in a competition.
Then, once the parade gets under way, the silleteros who placed first, second, third, fourth or fifth in their class get to walk out in that order.
Imagine the excitement those winners are feeling as they just learned the news, and then have to walk with the display on their back for several hours!
In between the silleteros, you’ll see marching bands and dance troupes performing. The whole event is a beautiful display of paisa culture.
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I had asked before about extending my visa but found out I qualify for pension visa due to social security. Since I can come Medellin almost immediately, is there a best month to arrive to find apt or hostal? Or is good anytime. Thinking arriving in September 2013. Also, would you be interested in have some brewskis with me while I ask some all important questions? Would like to meet you and Ryan, and get a better understanding of life happens there. Planning on staying there. Can’t wait to here from you.
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You can find beds or rooms at hostels any time, and I don’t think it matters much when you start looking for an apartment. It’s not like we have a cold, snowy winter season here like you do in the northeast US.
Also, there are no major events happening in the city that should tie up places to stay until December, which is the start of the next high season.
The best way to meet up with Ryan and I is to attend one of the biweekly reader meetups, currently happening every other Tuesday night. You’ll also get to meet a lot of others in town as well, they’ve been fun.
Hope all is well!
How much is the ticket where I can sit and watch the show and where can I buy?