BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Beijing will display 2.8 million flower pots in preparation for the 70th anniversary of victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.
Beijing has a tradition of arranging flower decorations for festivals and other important occasions.
"The flowers will be arranged at scenic spots, squares and tourist sites in the capital," Zhu Yingzi, an official with Beijing Park Management Center.
Decorations include 32 large flowerbeds, featuring themes of peace and victory, and more than 1,000 smaller arrangements, Zhu said.
Floral decorations in the shape of victory trumpets will be assembled at Zhongshan Park, near Tian'anmen Square. Olive branches and dove-shaped arrangements will appear at the Summer Palace in the northwestern part of the capital.
The flowerbeds will be in place from Aug. 23 to early September.