In many cultures, blooming flowers and plants signify new beginnings. This is no different for Chinese New Year. In many cities across the world, flower festivals are held a week before Chinese New Year. Families would come to the festival and buy fresh flowers and plants to decorate their home for the holiday.
If you’ve ever been to a flower festival, you will know that all the blooms may become overwhelming. In today’s post, we’re going to share with you 3 flowers/plants that are synonymous with Chinese New Year!
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The plum blossom is a beautiful flower that blooms in the cold winter. It also signifies the arrival of spring and beginnings. The plum blossom branch is usually placed into a tall vase.
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The lucky bamboo is synonymous with Chinese New Year and Asian culture. Oftentimes, you’ll see the bamboo twisted into beautiful shapes and arranged in a short vase.
The Narcissus is one of our favorite flowers for Chinese New Year. If the flowers bloom on Chinese New Year, it is believed to bring more good fortune to the new year. The blooms have a sweet scent that many people enjoy. The bulb is usually held in a glass bowl filled with water like the image above.
These are some of our favorite flowers and plants for Chinese New Year. What are some of yours? Let us know in the comments below! If you happen to come upon a Chinese New Year flower festival, take a look and see what else you find!