Surabaya’s Cultural Parade and Flower Carnival has always opened the series of events during Surabaya’s Anniversary for the past few years. Held on Sunday, May 5, 2013, the Culture Parade and Flower Carnival has become an annual event of Surabaya’s anniversary.
Themed with “Semarak Surabaya dalam Keragaman Budaya” (Cultural Diversity of Sparkling Surabaya), the Cultural Parade and Flower Carnival is to commemorate the 720th anniversary of the founding of the city of Surabaya. This year, there were 35 parade floats from various institutions. These participants are coming from Surabaya and other cities around it. There were participants from Kalimantan (Borneo) and Sulawesi too.
All participants will go down the main streets of Surabaya to show their best performance in culture and flower attraction. The festive parade starts from Tugu Pahlawan (Heroes Monument) and finishes in Taman Surya Balai Kota Surabaya (Surabaya City Hall).Not only parade float, but also local arts and institutions followed this parade.
Surabaya Culture Parade and Flower Festival route :
Tugu Pahlawan (Heroes Monument) – Kramat Gantung – Gemblongan – Tunjungan – Gubernur Suryo – Yos Sudarso – Walikota Mustajab – Jaksa Agung Suprapto – Taman Surya Balai Kota (Surabaya City Hall)
About Surabaya :
Surabaya is the second biggest city in Indonesia, after Jakarta. Located in East Java, Surabaya is known by the locals as “The City of Heroes” because of its part during the Battle of Surabaya. It galvanised international as well as Indonesian support towards giving Indonesia independence while the Indonesian National Revolution was taking place. The Surabaya Culture Parade is a great representation of the proud spirit people have towards their city.
Photos / Pictures / Images Gallery of 2013 Surabaya Culture Parade and Flower Carnival