Chinese buy flowers to decorate their homes to welcome the Spring Festival. The festival, which is also called Chinese New Year, falls on February 12 this year.
It it a custom that people buy flowers like orchids and azaleas during the festival for good luck in the coming year. This year, flowers are also being sold online.
Beautiful orchids at a flower market in Huizhou City, south China's Guangdong Province. /VCG
Plants at a flower market in Huizhou City, south China's Guangdong Province. /VCG
Lilies of all colors at a flower market in Huhhot City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. /VCG
Flowers of all colors at a flower market in Qionghai City, south China's Hainan Province. /VCG
A florist lays out flowers at a market in Guiyang City, southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG
Customers choose flower vases at a market in Huai'an City, east China's Jiangsu Province. /VCG
A customer chooses flowers at a market in Handan City, north China's Hebei Province. /VCG
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