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For Chinese, the second day of the Chinese New Year is almost as important as the New Year’s Day.
Peach blossoms symbolize growth, prosperity, long life and romance. Because they are associated with romance, peach blossoms are popular with singles who decorate them in the hope of finding love in the coming year.
Here are two photos, one showing the peach blossom tree while the other the flowers.
Hope you like them 🙂
Strangely enough, I don’t have many photos with Alphabets; maybe only some with ancient alphabets taken in Egypt and Turkey.
The one on the left is for wishing good health – the first two characters on the top is Body and the lower two characters is Healthy. This is one of the most common couplet posted up during Lunar New Year wishing people Good Health in the coming year.
The one on the right is less commonly seen. The top character is luck and fortune. The second is Cup, the third Full and the fourth Overflowing . So, when taken together, they mean the cup of good luck is overflowing to the brink.
Hong Kong’s Flower Market is a jungle of exotic blooms and scents that’s worth immersing yourself in.
The dozens of shops and wholesalers here sell auspicious blossoms and luck-bringing houseplants to an enthusiastic crowd all year round. But the lead up to Chinese New Year is when things really heat up, as families flock towards the market to carefully select flowers and greenery that attract good luck and fortune as a new lunar cycle begins.
We don’t go there once a year; we go there almost every month.
As we are nearing the Chinese New Year, the place becomes hotted up. There are many local as well as overseas tourists visiting the place.
At this time of the year, they have peach blossoms as well as water lilies and other flowers.
Here are some photos taken in the flowers market with a smart phone.