299. Chinese New Year Flower Fair

January 25, 2011

photo credit: Cheung Fun

Leading up to this year’s Chinese New Year you’ll have this wonderful opportunity to purchase the traditional plants, flowers, and fruit.

Chinese New Year Flower Fair

Saturday, January 29th 10am-8pm

More from the Chinatown, San Francisco website found here:

The Chinese New Year Flower Fair blossoms with an abundance of fresh auspicious flowers such as peach blossoms, narcissus, orchids, snap dragons and chrysanthemums and fruits such as oranges and tangerines. Oranges and tangerines are symbols for abundant happiness. Tangerines with leaves intact assure that one’s relationship with the other remains secure. For newlyweds, this represents the branching of the couple into a family with many children. Every traditional Chinese household should have live blooming plants to symbolize rebirth and new growth. Flowers are believed to be symbolic of wealth and high positions in one’s career. A home with a plant that bloom on New Year’s Day signifies a year of proserity. The Chinese firmly believe that without flowers, there would be no formation of any fruits. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to have flowers and floral decoration in the home for the New Year.

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