Shanghai residents celebrate Chinese New Year

(study-shanghai.org) | Feb 09, 2018

An annual exhibition displaying the traditions of how Shanghai residents celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, which falls on Feb 16 this year, recently opened at the Shanghai Mass Art Center.

The new edition, themed Shanghai residents' culinary traditions, introduced the visitors to various unique customs, such as the classic dishes offered at local people's family reunion tables on New Year Eve, and the profound drinking culture consisting of white spirits and yellow rice wine.

The exhibition is free of charge and will be open at No 125 Guyi Road, Xuhui district, Shanghai, until March 4.


Visitors enjoy the puppet show staged at Shanghai Mass Art Center on Feb 3. The puppets are dressed in traditional Chinese costumes and are part of the local tradition to celebrate New Year, or Spring Festival, which falls on Feb 16 this year. [Photo by Ren Long/Xinhua]


A teenager enjoys the dough figurines exhibited at Shanghai Mass Art Center on Feb 3. The figurines are shaped into classic Chinese cartoon characters, such as Sun Wukong, name of the Monkey King in the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. [Photo by Ren Long/Xinhua]


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