Hanoi abloom with cherry blossoms on the heels of Lunar New Year

17:25 | 06/02/2018
With the Lunar New Year less than a fortnight away, large swaths of the capitol are bathed in the pale pink of blooming cherry blossoms, filling the streets with tiny petals and a lingering light scent.
hanoi abloom with cherry blossoms on the heels of lunar new year

In late January and early February of every year, cherry blossom peddlers take to the streets of Hanoi, arranging hundreds of blooming trees on the sidewalks to bring the iconic tree of the spring festival to every household (Source: DanTri)

hanoi abloom with cherry blossoms on the heels of lunar new year

The cherry flowers bloomed sooner than horticulturists expected, signalling a foreseeable decrease in cherry blossom sales in the last days of the Lunar year

hanoi abloom with cherry blossoms on the heels of lunar new year

Medium-sized of cherry blossom trees could be a great fit to any patio, deck or small yard during the Lunar holiday

hanoi abloom with cherry blossoms on the heels of lunar new year

A cherry blossom tree with a favourable shape costs from VND600,000 ($26.2) to VND1 million ($43.8)

hanoi abloom with cherry blossoms on the heels of lunar new year

In Hanoi, the peak sale period of cherry blossoms usually lasts from around early January to late February

hanoi abloom with cherry blossoms on the heels of lunar new year

If the temperature goes up in the next few days, the sales blooming cherry blossom trees would likely suffer

hanoi abloom with cherry blossoms on the heels of lunar new year

A wide range of cherry blossoms were fetched from popular flower villages such as Nhat Tan and Nghi Tam (Source: Laodong)

hanoi abloom with cherry blossoms on the heels of lunar new year

Each cherry blossom floret hints at the Lunar Holiday drawing closer by the day

By Sam Luong

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