Hong Kong Chinese New Year
Flower Markets

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 festivities.

One of the most popular Chinese New Year Flower Markets is held in Victoria Park in Causeway Bay annually starting a couple of weeks before the New Year and running up until New Year's Day.

Chinese New Year Flower Market - Victoria Park Chinese New Year Flower Market - Victoria Park
Chinese New Year Flower Market - Victoria Park Chinese New Year Flower Market - Victoria Park

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.

For 2014, the flower markets which traditionally have ended at midnight on New Year's eve, will be open throughout the early hours of New Year's day until 6:00 a.m. January 31, 2014.

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 and are in great demand during the season at all the flower markets in Hong Kong.

Ocean Park Highlights:
Mandarin Trees
The Kumquat plant or mandarin oranges, is a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. A must for each household.

Ocean Park Highlights:
Lucky Bamboo
The lucky stems of the bamboo are used frequently in fengshui, Chinese love them for their auspicious qualities for a happy home.

Ocean Park Highlights:
Pussy Willow
The long stalks with multiple blooms are a favourite and often decorated with gold and red ornaments, the lucky colors.

Enjoy the festivities and celebrations of this amazing time that is Chinese New Year in Hong Kong!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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