[media_festival_badge.gif]The Southern California Chinese community traditionally celebrates the Chinese New Year, Sunday February 14 with orange and yellow – not red — fruit and floral gifts, according to Chinatown LA experts. Chinese communities throughout the U.S. have evolved uniquely distinct New Year traditions from those of their native homeland.
Orange and yellow flowers signify an expression of good health, prosperity and harmony in the New Year. The LA Flower District California Flower Mall wholesalers supply farm fresh yellow mums, yellow and orange gladiolas, gerber daisies, roses and yellow cymbidium orchids - just a few of hundreds of varieties of appropriate flowers available in the LA Flower District to celebrate the 2010 Year of the Tiger.
The 2010 Chinese New Year holiday is especially auspicious because it falls on Valentines Day. Chinese community businesses are closed on Chinese New Year and families celebrate a fresh start in the “Year of the Tiger” together.
As Chinese New Year approaches, The LA Flower District California Flower Mall is open progressively later evening hours going 24/7 before Chinese New Years Eve. Check our website for extended hours each day.
Celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of Downtown LA. Join the Downtown LA Chinese community Saturday February 13 for a free Chinese New Years Eve Midnight Temple Ceremony 10 pm – 12 midnight to welcome the “Year of the Tiger”. Thousands will gather at a local temple to make offerings to the deities, set off firecrackers to awaken the spirits, and burn incense to usher in good fortune for the new year. Participants include lion dancers, Buddhist and Taoist monks, the heads of family associations, and many others from the Southern California Chinese community. The Chinatown LA Chinese New Years celebration culminates February 20 – 21 with a Festival at Central Plaza, guided walking tours and The 111th Annual Golden Dragon Parade on Saturday February 20 1 pm – 3pm along Hill and Broadway, the highlight of the Chinese New Year in Southern California.