People in Chengdu go out on trips of flower appreciation after Start of Spring.
Nothing says spring like the flowers. They are the surest sign that warmer weather is coming, and we have survived the long winter.
Here in Chengdu, flocks of people go out to enjoy flowers after Start of Spring. Start of Spring (Li-chun, 立春 in Chinese), which falls on Feb.3 in 2017, is the first term of the 24 solar terms (the supplementary system in the Chinese calendar to guide farm work) and arrives when the sun moves to the celestial longitude of 315 degrees. Flowers come into the blooming season and it is a good time for outing, which is called "Chun-you春游" or "Ta-chun踏春" in Chinese.
Sprouts at Bailuwan Wetland Park.
The coming of spring at Du Fu's Thatched Cottage Museum.
Plum blossom in Du Fu's Thatched Cottage Museum
People on a flower appreciation trip.
Sights at People's Park.
Flowers on sale at Sansheng Village.
Taking photos of the spring sprouts.
A visitor taking a selfie before the begonia flowers at Wuhou Shrine Museum.