Red Cotton Flower Season
Vietnam Heritage|April - May 2019
Red Cotton Flower Season

Red cotton trees blossom in the 3rdlunar month.

Le Bich

The bright red flowers never fail to invoke the sense of nostalgia. The tree grows in almost every village of the northern countryside, usually at the village gate or alone amid paddy fields. The flowers are also given many beautiful literary names that associate them with some mesmerizing pieces of prose or poetry. To our ancestors, they are also the signal of changing seasons when farmers must change to other, more weather-suitable crops.

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April - May 2019