of the
Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair
February 5/6 2005
The start of the 2 week celebration
Each year the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the lunar new year holiday so that families can come to the fair and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits.
The Flower Fair blossoms with an abundance of fresh auspicious flowers such as peach blossoms, narcissus, orchids, snapdragons and chrysanthemums and fruits such as pomelos, oranges and tangerines.
These flowers and fruits are symbols of the reawakening of nature for the new year, and are associated with happiness and prosperity throughout the year.
Through out the two day Fair, traditional Chinese dance and music will be performed on the main stage, along with an exciting array of entertainment from other Asian cultures.
Strange food samples...
Western Union was wiring money to China at this booth - long line.
Herbal doctors/druggists were diagnosing problems and selling remedies.
More strange foods and drinks.
Good Fortune Chinese pinwheels for the kids.
Lots of flowers everywhere.
Love the bra sale right in the middle of it all.
The regular food markets were open as usual. These places get fresh produce deliveries every morning. Check out the size of those grapefruits. We get most of our fresh fruits and veggies in Chinatown. It's fun and the prices are about 1/2 that of the regular grocery store.
Great fun! Can't wait for the big Street Fair and Parade in 2 weeks, February 19th, which marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebration.