4 February is Li Chun – the start of the season of Spring in the Chinese Lunar calendar.
A lot of people might not know that, actually our Lunar New Year starts on Li Chun Day or Lunar New Year will only be considered as Officially Arrived after Li Chun Day.
Li Chun Day is a day to mark the start of a New Lunar Year and also, to mark the Arrival of the Spring Season.
Usually after Li Chun Day, most of the plants will start to grow again, snowing will slowly cease and accumulated ice will start to melt etc.
One sign of Spring is the blossoming of flowers. Here are some peach blossoms seen at night. Night is about to phase out and turn into day. What a wonderful sight! PS Picture taken by my classmate YM Chan in Japan.
What a beautiful picture taken by YM Chan. Thank you for sharing such beauty with us.
Take care and happy blogging to ya, from Laura ~
Thanks for your kind words, Laura!
Divine,ever since i was little the peach blossom has remained in my memory of life times before this one.Miss Stilletto has and always will be asian in her heart.Thank u for the post
Yes, this is a flower / tree liked by most Asian!
Beautiful! I’ve never seen peach blossom. It looks exquisite. I love the vibrant, vivid colour against the darkness and the green foliage.
Hi, this is the favorite flower at home during Chinese New year!
I can see why. It’s stunning.
Thank you for writing about Li Chun – I didn’t know about this. As someone from Australia about to move to China for a year, I am relieved to know that the weather will be getting warmer! Snow and ice are not things we have to deal with here. Xie xie 🙂
Hi Isabel , Li Chun marks the beginning of Spring in China , but given China is quite vast, the weather is subject to quite a bit of variation too. Spring will come to the southern part early and the North later. Hope u have a good time in China!
Thank you Michael, I am sure I will.
Beautiful capture, looks like spring is leaving nice sceneries! Happy to read your blog again after some time absent on WordPress 🙂
Welcome back! Glad that you like the post 🙂
Indeed spring is in the air!! I took pictures of blossoms here in Dublin as well… and the pigeons! One would swear they think their world is coming to an end, judging by the amount of males chasing females about!! 😉
Haha, this is really the onset of Spring 🙂
can’t wait for the peach blossom to reach its full bloom! I am so curious.. Thanks for the post 😀
I am wondering that you must be in Japan right now, sir?
Hi, I am back at home right now 🙂