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The first Floriade was organized in 1960 in Rotterdam by the Dutch Horticulture Council. The Floriade has been organized since then every ten years in a Dutch town:
This is a flag of the Floriade 2012, organised in Venlo. I'm not sure which is which, but a somewhat different version can be seen at http://omroepzuidplas.nl/artikel/2012/9/24/geen-floriade-2022-zuid-holland. The Floriade 2012 was open from 4 April to 7 October. When it closed, a flag of the Nationale Tuinbouwraad was passed on to representatives of the Almere, the city where the Floriade 2022 will be organised. This is different from 2002, when flags - I don't know of what kind - were passed on to representatives of Rostock, the IGA Rostock 2003 being the next international horticulture exposition.
At least one of the four candidates for the Floriade 2022 even had its own bid-flag: Holland Central's flag can be seen at http://www.lansingerland.nl/internet/nieuws_264/item/lansingerland-zet-floriade-2022-in-de-top_42139.html>.
I'd say that some of the earlier Floriades had flags as well, but I
can't recall the details.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 24 Jan 2013