How to enjoy the Spring Festival like a local
How to enjoy the Spring Festival like a local, when you are in Shanghai, you want to keep up with locals, just for good time sake.
Lights were lit up a few days ago, people rush back to their home towns to celebrate the festival with their families, it’s quieter this time of the year, it’s something that a busy town like Shanghai appreciates.
Don’t worry about the quietness, almost two hundred attractions lined up such as museums, galleries, exhibitions are open to the public, check on the official tourism board, even walking tours organised by the locals, you can keep yourself occupied by joining the locals for some culture spice up or learning classes.
This will be the year of Pig in Chinese lunar year, pig indicates wealth and growth, like we all need after a long haul austerity. On the first day, it’s tradition to enjoy dumpling together for a family, it symbolises the unity and prosperity. A dish has so many varieties and been celebrated all over the country, we cannot help having the blog image other than this. You can join the class, to learn to make dumpling.
If you fancy eating out like a local, try our recommendation.
It’s cold in Shanghai, there are many ways to get lovely walks around in the town, find your favourite spots and local hangout, check on link here for your inspirations, and don’t hesitate to share your cool stop by.
Hop on hop off, to discover your kind of Shanghai,
If you would like to venture out of Shanghai, visit the water town nearby, give it a try.
When in Shanghai, have fun and never forget to taste the high life.
Finally, have fun and Happy New Year, as the locals say Gong Xi Fa Cai (恭喜发财 have a prosperous year)!