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From Feb. 13th (28th of the 12th lunar month) to Mar. 2nd (15th of the 1st lunar month), a whole host of Spring Festival celebrations will be going on around the city, including flower markets, light shows, lantern shows, garden expos and a temple fair. We have picked out some of the best of the celebrations for you to enjoy a fun and flower packed Chinese New Year in Guangzhou!

Traditional flower markets

Flower market [Photo by He Yineng]

Traditional flower markets will be set up across 11 districts in Guangzhou, featuring stalls selling flowers and plants to decorate your home, holding social welfare activities and even including special themed post offices for sending Chinese New Year greetings to friends and family far away. On the first day of the flower fairs, Spring Festival couplets and the character 福 (pronounced fú and meaning ‘blessing') written by calligraphers will be given away for free.

Time: Feb. 13th - 16th, 2018

No admission fees.

The 23rd Guangzhou Garden Expo [Photo provided to]

Highlight: Guangzhou Garden Expo is another of the most important events in the Spring Festival calendar in Guangzhou and has been held for 23 years. This year’s expo covers an area of 360,000 square meters, consisting of 61 gardens, 19 sets of public landscapes, and indoor exhibition halls.

2018 Yuntai Garden Floral Art Exhibition

Time: Feb. 9th - Mar. 20th, 2018

Admission: RMB 5 per ticket for Baiyun Mountain, RMB 10 per ticket for Yuntai Garden

Add.: Yuntai Garden & Mingzhu Tower Scenic Spot, Baiyun Mountain (白云山明珠楼游览区及云台花园)

Highlight: In addition to the various flowers at Yuntai Garden, a total of 12 special mosaicultures of Lingnan characteristics and 3 lantern installations will be set up, making the garden a unique place for residents and tourists alike to admire the beauty of flowers.

The parade of the 2017 Yuexiu Temple Fair [Photo/Xinhua]

Highlight: A series of activities for the temple fair will kick off on the the fifteenth day of the first month of lunar year which is also the Lantern Festival. Some of the highlights of the fair are the folklore and cultural performances, a parade, a cultural heritage exhibition, handicrafts and food stalls.

Time: Mar. 2nd - 8th, 2018

Admission: Free

Add.: Zhongshan Road & Beijing Road (中山路、北京路)

Nearby metro station: Peasant Movement Institute (农讲所), Line 1; or Gongyuanqian (公元前), Line 1 or 2

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