Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday

Quang Ba Flower Market in Hanoi capital, the largest of its kind in northern Vietnam, is busy these days as local people are going shopping in the lead up to the lunar New Year holiday.

Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
Located just five km from the city centre, Quang Ba Flower Market is an ideal place for local people to purchase flowers, especially on special occasions like the lunar New Year holiday (Tet), which is less than three weeks away.
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
Coming to the market, visitors seem to get lost in a forest of peach flowers which are indispensable during the long Tet holiday for Vietnamese people, especially those living in the northern region.
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
A big branch of peach flowers is the favourite with most of local residents as it is offered at an affordable price.
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
Without forest peaches due to a government ban, the market remains bustling with crowds of people visiting and buying their favourite branch.
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
“As far as I know forest peaches must be stamped for traceability. Some ask for such forest peaches, but these peaches are yet to arrive here,” says Tuan, who sells flowers at the market.
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
Tuan says without forest peaches, the average price of a domesticated peach branch has increased by 20-30% this year. A small branch (in the photo) costs around VND80,000.
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
Hung, a local resident, says he does not care much about the price, because according to him a blossoming peace branch brings good luck in a new year.
 
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
“I prefer a branch of forest peach to a domesticated one, because it has fewer flowers but the flowers are large which give a sense of serenity and comfort. This year I have to buy a domesticated one, though I am a bit sad and regretful,” confides Hung.
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
For Hanoians, they prefer a branch at the beginning of the peach flower season, and they then switch to a tree during the Tet holiday.
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
Therefore a branch is preferable for them these days no matter how big it is.
Bustling flower market ahead of lunar New Year holiday
The blossoming of peach flowers means spring is coming.

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