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‘Peach’ blossom for Chinese New Year

Artificial ‘peach’  (Chinese plum, Prunus mume) blossom decorating Loon Fung Supermarket, Gerrard Street, Soho London, for the Chinese New Year, 1 February 2022.  It is believed that the Chinese New Year was first celebrated in Gerrard Street in 1971.  Usually the main event is held on the Sunday after New Year’s Day; this year the event was cancelled, but a small event, with two lions, took place on the Day.

Other premises were decorated with either peach blossom or tangerine (Citrus reticulata) plants, and the peach blossom had been removed from the supermarket when the Street was visited on 2 February.

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Edited 3 July 2022.

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