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.

How it works — On February 6, 2021, you can attend in-person in our private parking lot or pickup supplies and “Duet Yourself” at home using our online school!

Flower Duet Outdoor Teaching Area

Here is our “out­door” teach­ing area. Every­one gets their own table and their own supplies.

What the online class includes:

- Full Sup­plies list with full-col­or pho­tos you can download

- Step-by-Step video instructions

- Two price points to choose from (one with flow­ers, sup­plies and flo­ra cut­ters and one with just the online lessons!) Online class goes live Feb­ru­ary 6th.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, you can order this Lunar New Year Floral Design DIY Kit from Flower Duet!!!

Pick­up is free/Delivery is $10 extra with­in 5 miles of Flower Duet

How it works:

1) After you sign up, we will send you instruc­tions about how to log in to the online videos and pick­up times for flow­ers and supplies.

2) Feb­ru­ary 6, 2021 at times (we’ll set an appoint­ment for pick­up with you).  Pick up flow­ers and sup­plies at Flower Duet’s stu­dio (deliv­ery also avail­able with­in 5 miles from Flower Duet) then return to your home to make the design using our online flower school just for this course at courses.flowerduet.com

3) Log on at 3 p.m. Sat­ur­day after­noon with Flower Duet and your class­mates to dis­cuss the designs and ask any ques­tions. We will be there. You will see us. We can see you and your designs and help you!  All sup­plies will be pro­vid­ed by Flower Duet. Reser­va­tions required.

Flower Stu­dio Loca­tion for Pickup :

2675 Sky­park Dri­ve, Suite 205, Tor­rance, CA 90505.

We are across the street from Lowe’s and in-between Cost­co and Sam’s Club. Free Park­ing. Hand­i­capped acces­si­ble studio.

How Does Flower Duet Know So Much at Lunar New Year Traditions?

Flower Duet’s Casey Schwartz served as an offi­cer onboard the ultra lux­u­ry ship Sea God­dess I from the world-renowned cruise line Cunard. She called into ports all over the world includ­ing many in Asia. She also served with peo­ple in the crew who were from all over the world and dif­fer­ent parts of Asia, too.

Here is a great trav­el blog about what it was like to call into port in Viet­nam on the Sea God­dess I.

As trav­el­ers and world cit­i­zens, Flower Duet embraces all cul­tures and enjoys learn­ing about them and then shar­ing them with others.

Pagoda in Vietnam

Pago­da in Viet­nam — pho­to by Image by Thu Truong from Pix­abay