Flower Duet Offers Lunar New Year Flowers Class as a Trip through Asia in Flowers
On February 6, 2021, Flower Duet will offer an in-person class and online class that features beautiful fresh red and gold flowers in a tall red lantern. We’ll be “spinning” the cultural traditions of the Lunar New Year celebrations that will begin on February 12 this year to celebrate the beginning of the “Lunar New Year.”
Students will be hands-on with flowers, a tall glass red lantern and candle which they can keep and take home. Flower Duet will teach how to design with the lantern’s glass sides in place and out to follow current decorative trends in event styling.
The photo above is what each student will learn to make and take home!
The Year of the Ox
The Lunar New Year is the beginning of a calendar year whose months are cycles of the moon. Chinese New Year 2021 falls on Friday, February 12th, 2021, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 26th, 2021. For the Chinese, this marks the Year of the Ox. Each year is signified by an animal and cycles through 12 animals.
The Vietnamese New Year starts on the same day, but it is mistaken to say that the Vietnamese are celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year. Although both countries use the lunar calendar, Vietnamese people have different lunar new year customs, celebrations, and traditions from China.
In South Korea, the Lunar New Year starts on February 12 and celebrations typically last three days. It’s primarily and family holiday.
Celebrations of Lunar New Year in parts of Asia:
- Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)
- South Korea (Seollal)
- Japanese New Year (Shōgatsu)
- Mongolian New Year (Tsagaan Sar)
- Tibetan New Year (Losar)
- Vietnamese New Year (Tết)
Colors and the Lunar New Year
In China, red and gold are the main colors for the new year. Red is a traditional color in Chinese culture and is believed to ward off evil. Gold represents wealth.
Lanterns and the New Year
Red paper lanterns are hung in all cultures. They represent a booming life and prosperous business.
Flowers and the Lunar New Year
The three friends of winter are popular in China for the holiday: Bamboo, Pine & Plum. Peach blossom in Northern Vietnam and apricot blossom trees in Southern Vietnam are also symbols that exclusively appear on the Tet holiday.