Hong Kong Chinese New Year
In anticipation of Chinese New Year, Hong Kong Flower Markets are buzzing with a frenzy of activity
in the weeks leading to this most loved event as households prepare decorations as well as gifts for their loved ones.
A visit to the Hong Kong Flower Markets during this time of the year is a great way to get into the spirit of the
One of the most popular Chinese New Year Flower Markets is held annually in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay
starting a couple of weeks before the New Year and running up until New Year's Day.
Through the years the offerings have extended beyond flowers and plants and decorations.
Nowadays you can find just about anything in this market and is one of the most popular ones with the locals, so be
prepared for the wall-to-wall crowds, specially at night.
The flower markets which traditionally have ended at midnight on New Year's eve are now beginning to open
throughout the early hours of New Year's day until 6:00 am, for all those last-minute necessities!
Chinese New Year "Lucky Plants"
Much as the Christmas Tree in the western world, these are some of the most popular plants that hold
a special meaning for the Chinese during the New Year celebrations, some are considered auspicious, some make wonderful
Look for any of these which are in great demand during the season at all the
flower markets in Hong Kong.
The Kumquat plant or mandarin oranges, is a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. A must for each household.
The lucky stems of the bamboo are used frequently in fengshui, Chinese love them for their auspicious qualities for a happy home.
The long stalks with multiple blooms are a favourite and often decorated with gold and red ornaments, the lucky colors.
Cherry and Plum Blossom
First to bloom in spring, they represent the promise of new life.
Blooming orchids are loved for their beauty and fragrance and are a symbol of nobility.
New Year Fruit
The beautiful golden fruits are used for building lucky Chinese New Year trees.
These beautiful and fragrant large blooms represent prosperity and peace
Typically bloom around Chinese New Year and are considered a symbol of luck
The more pitchers the better to accumulate good luck and fortune in the New Year!
Victoria Park's Chinese New Year Flower Market
When? Noon to midnight from Frebruary 13 to 18. On New Year's Eve February 18, open throughout
until the early hours (6:00 am) of New Year's Day February 19, 2015.
- MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit E, then follow the crowds along Great George Street, or
- MTR Tin Hau Station Exit A2, turn left at exit.
How Much? Depends on what you're buying! Free to browse!
Enjoy the festivities and celebrations of this amazing time that is Chinese New Year in Hong Kong!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Hong Kong Lunar New Year Celebrations 2015!...
Chinese New Year Parade - February 19, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Chinese New Year Fireworks - February 20, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Chinese New Year Flower Markets - Victoria Park - February 13 to February 19, 2015
Chinese Dragon and Lion Dances - From Chinese New Year's Day February 19, 2015 onwards
Lunar New Year Lantern Displays - February 12- March 22, 2015
Hong Kong Well-Wishing Festival - February 19 - March 5, 2015
Chinese New Year Race Day (Horse Racing) - February 21, 2015 - noon to 6pm
Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival - March 5, 2015
Chinese New Year at Disneyland Hong Kong - February 12 - March 8, 2015
Ocean Park Lucky Lunar Fiesta - February 19 - March 1, 2015
Pulse 3D Light Show - Feb 14-March 5, 2015
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