The flower caravan of Mimosa Festival started in January and February 1969. From that time, every winter, 45 years from then, mimosa caravan sends its messages on each side of the world. The winter flowers speak with colour of sun, lightness and warmth.
Maritime, trade, tourist caravans.
Caravans of painters. Poets. Musicians. Sportsmen… Sailing regattas. All gathered by the flower caravan and among the flowers NOVI (new) always remains new and becomes HERCEG (the Duke) among towns. The paradise garden with more than 200 plants species.
About hundred years ago mimosa was brought from the far Australia among the last flowers. Acacia dealbata. It quickly entrenched and took precedence. And its festival –Festival Mimosa Portonovi.
Mimosa is a symbol of the town. Its trademark. The flower with five sunny balls represents time of eternal spring and lightness. And no wonder that the poet exclaimed: „If you are a flower – be mimosa!”