Last year, no flowers went to Rome for Easter. Corona threw a spanner in the works, the flowers that were intended for this were distributed in healthcare in the Netherlands.
For the same reasons as 2020, there will be no major gatherings again this year, but a truck with Avalanche roses will nevertheless leave for the Vatican next Monday. St. Peter's will be decorated on the inside and some care centers in Rome will be treated to flowers.
Archive photo: Bishop of Rotterdam Hans van den Hende blesses the roses before their departure.
1Limburg spoke with florist Paul Deckers, who has always been the arranger of the flower tribute, about the ins and outs.