Spring Festival Flower Fair

  • Celebrated: Jan. 30 to Feb. 14
  • Location: Guangzhou

Guangzhou has long been praised as a "flower city" and the Spring Festival flower fair held every year has attracted the attention from at home and abroad. The origin of flower fairs can be dated back to the ancient night flower fair.

There is an old saying there, "No flower fairs, no Spring Festival." During the festival, streets are decorated with fragrant and beautiful fresh flowers, golden tangerines, and elegant miniature landscapes, looking like rivers of flowers in the distance. The streets and fairs in Guangzhou bustle with people shopping and florists from suburban areas setting up temporary shacks for the flower fair.

The flower fair usually starts three days before the Spring Festival. The New Year's Eve is the climax of flower market, when huge crowds of people surge to the street. It is customary for most of the families to visit the fair after the reunion dinner on the New Year's Eve and buy a potted tree with tangerines hanging on it. The tangerine symbolizes good luck and wealth to the local people and the chrysanthemum symbolizes longevity.

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I updated this article on April 18, 2014
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Questions and Answers About Spring Festival Flower Fair

MOHAMMED 2012-01-19
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I want to come for a bussiness is the shops and holesale market close
F V Ho 2011-01-18
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On which streets or parks can I find flower sellers for the flower fair in Guangzhou in 2011?
Hello. Below are some information: Yuexiu District: Xihu Flower Market 西湖花市, on Xihu Road 西湖路 and Jiaoyu Road 教育路 Donghu Flower Market 东湖花市, on Sanma Road, Dashatou 大沙头三马路 Tianhe District: Tianhe Flower Market 天河花市,in Tianhe Sports Center 天河体育中心 Mia Yang replied on 2011-01-20
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