Ceska Posta is issuing a stamp to commemorate European Florists Championship Europa Cup 2011.
Like the Olympic games, the top prestigious EUROPA CUP competition in floral design takes place once every four years in one of the member countries of FLORINT, the European Federation of Professional Florist Associations. The federation was formed in Strasbourg in 1956 under the name Federation Europeenne des Unions Professioneless des Fleuristes (FEUPF) and changed its name to Florint in January 2009.
The first of these professional florist competitions was held in 1967. The EUROPA CUP 2011 will be held on August 31st - September 5th, 2011 and it will be the first time the competition will be held in the Czech Republic. The City of Havirov and the Czech Union of Flower Growers and Florists will be the organizers.
The competitors will come from 24 European countries. The six disciplines will take them through the history of the organizing city and the history of Czech music. A couple of the competition themes will reflect Havirov's early history and its relationship with coal and flowers. The final theme will focus on fashion and surprise.