Tet Without Traditional Flowers

Tet Without Traditional FlowersIn Han Noi most residents are eagerly preparing for Tet (the lunar new year), beginning on the 26th of January. However, there is a great worry that they will not have enough flowers for this celebration as rains were record-breaking in November of last year.

A major wholesaler of one Ha Noi’s biggest flower markets, Mai Lan, says that flowers could end up costing about double the price this year because of this.

“The demand for flowers is so great that supplies from surrounding provinces such as Hung Yen and Dong Nai may not be enough.” She added that she has had to sign contracts with suppliers as far away as Thailand and China, to fill her supplies.

The flower imported from China are not quite as beautiful or tough as the ones found in Thailand but the prices are much lower.

Lan predicts that instead of buying traditional flowers like kumquat and peach blossoms, most people will turn to orchids or apricots.

“But the prices of these imported flowers could be much higher than last year.”

[Via: VNS]

Tet Without Traditional Flowers was last modified: January 20th, 2009 by admin
The following two tabs change content below.
Lesley is an experienenced Connect with Lesley on Google+

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *