Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lunar New Year Blossoming Flowers

Then wrap up all of the lucky leftovers to kick-start the Chinese New Year.

The custom doesn’t precisely replicate how it is done in China, but it incorporates several traditions practiced by thousands of people in The City in anticipation of the Lunar New Year.

Properly ringing in the Lunar New Year requires a few home decorating touches. One of the most important is an array of blossoming flowers - the buds symbolize hopes and dreams for the New Year.

But rather than just going down to the flower stand for this essential item, consider heading to the San Francisco Botanical Garden's 11th annual Lunar New Year Flower Mart. Aside from the flowers and other plants that will be for sale, there will also be several performances, including the traditional Chinese lion dance that kicks off the event in the morning as well as performances by students attending San Francisco's "immersion" elementary schools.