HKong Lunar New Year flower markets back after Covid

21 January 2023
2023-01-21 19:42

Meanwhile, traditional peach blossoms at Hong Kong’s flower markets are back as preparations for Lunar New Year’s celebrations get underway on Saturday. Buying flowers is an annual tradition during the build-up to New Year’s Day.

Flower markets like the one in Victoria Park were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded announcements over loudspeakers are played to remind people not to eat or drink while at the flower market, a precaution against spreading COVID-19.

Hong Kong still has a mask mandate and local authorities remain cautious about coronavirus control measures. There are far fewer people at the flower market on the eve of the Year of the Rabbit compared to celebrations in 2020.

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