Saturday is American Tulip Day, and that means the Dutch government would like to give you some tulips.
As SFGate reports, on March 2, the Dutch Consulate General of San Francisco along with Dutch flower bulb trader Royal Anthos, iBulb.org, and the Netherlands Embassy, will be dropping 100,000 multi-color tulips in Union Square.
It's part of a celebration of American tulips grown from Dutch bulbs — and if you know some floral history or you've read this Michael Pollan book/seen the PBS special based on it then you know that the Dutch are crazy about tulips and have been for centuries.
All you have to do is show up between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and pick yourself a pretty bunch of tulips from the many that will be on display.
Also, as you may or may not know, the Dutch have a long and close history with San Francisco, and the Consulate pays to maintain the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden in Golden Gate Park, out by the Dutch Windmill.