Though Christmas and New Year’s are done and dusted, the holiday season isn’t quite over yet. At Flowers For Everyone, we couldn’t be any more excited to ring in the Year Of The Rabbit, and all the festivities that come along with the Lunar New Year. Watching Sydney communities transform into jubilant expressions of goodwill and fortune is only accentuated by the exciting cultural celebrations. It’s a holiday that is defined by the reciprocation of happiness; not only through red pockets and other thoughtful gifts, but through shared experiences too. From the mesmerising finesse of a lion dance, to the explosive vibrance of grand firework displays, or even the roaring ambiance of a family dinner.
Lunar New Year celebrations are distinctly characterised by thunderous joy, and we’ve got the perfect selection of floral arrangements to reflect this. Typically, the gifting of red pockets, or hóng bāo, is reserved for younger children. As such, you may be floundering to find an appropriate gift for your friends or family. Don’t worry, because our range of thoughtful flowers and plants take all the guesswork out of scoring the perfect Lunar New Year Gift. Not only do Lunar New Year flowers and plants feature striking designs that are guaranteed to delight, but they are also packed with blooms that carry sentimental, cultural significance. Some of these flowers include orchids and lilies. These are especially significant to families celebrating Chinese New Year.
Orchids are highly valued in Chinese culture for their beauty and symbolic meaning. They are often given as gifts during Chinese New Year, as they are believed to bring good luck and prosperity. The Chinese word for orchid (兰花, lán huā) is a homophone for the word "nobility" (兰, lán), which is why orchids are associated with elegance and refinement.
Additionally, Orchids are also believed to symbolise love, beauty and fertility, which all make them the perfect gift to exchange with loved ones during the new year.
Lilies are also considered to be emblems of wealth, good fortune, and prosperity. The lily also has another significance as the chinese word for lily ‘百合’ (bǎi hé) is a homophonic for ‘hundred’ (百) and ‘harmony’ (合) making it ideal for New year celebrations when people look forward to hundredfold happiness and harmony throughout the year. In addition, the white lily is particularly significant as it is believed to bring peace and prosperity to the household. White lilies are also used to decorate homes during the Chinese New Year to invite good luck and to ward off evil spirits.
These flowers are most commonly displayed during the Lunar New Year period in the house, as they are believed to bring in good luck and fortune. They are also often given as gifts to friends and family, and they are often used in traditional Chinese New Year flower arrangements.
During the Sydney Lunar Festival, some of our most popular arrangements include the Pink Lily Queen, Garden Rose & Lily Vase, and Pink Orchid Plants. They pair especially well with our collection of Candles & Diffusers, which also complement the defining spirit of the holidays.
We understand that the days leading up to celebrations can be quite frantic, with a number of festivities to prepare for. That’s why we’ve made it easier than ever for you to get ahold of your Chinese New Year plants and flowers. When ordering online, you have the options to either Click & Collect your order or have our reliable same day flower delivery Sydney service take care of it for you. Click & Collect is available across our three Store Locations and saves you time by ensuring your order is ready by the time we welcome you through our doors. Alternatively, if you’re looking for added convenience, our same day flower delivery Sydney team will swiftly bring your gifts straight to the recipient’s doorstep.
Here at Flowers For Everyone, we’d like to wish you and your loved ones a happy and prosperous lunar new year! May the year ahead be filled with joy, good health, and success in all your endeavours. Let us take this time to come together with family and friends, and celebrate the new beginnings and all the good things to come.