Red flowers during Chinese New Year
Have a festive start to the New Year of the Tiger: celebrate Chinese New Year with red flowers.
Do you celebrate Chinese New Year in a big way? This year, this international spring celebration starts on 1 February. Use festive flowers to usher in the Year of the Tiger. They enhance the cosy atmosphere during the festive ritual of happiness and abundance.
What could be better than celebrating this holiday? Add an extra festive touch to Chinese New Year with flowers. The colour red is central to the spring festival, as this colour is said to drive away the man-eating animal Nian. So opt for bright-red lilies and gladioli and complement them with shades of pink.
If you want to enjoy your flowers for as long as possible, follow these steps:
- Remove the bouquet from its packaging
- Allow the bouquet to acclimatise to its new surroundings
- Use a sharp knife to trim the stems at an angle
- Choose a glass vase large enough for the bouquet
- Make sure that the vase is clean
- Fill the vase with clean water
- Remove any leaves that might become submerged in the water
- Avoid fruit bowls, heat sources or damp places
- Refresh the water every few days