[via Adventuring We Go] A Beginners Guide to Chinese New Year

By Sarah Krasicki            Chinese New Year 中国新年 (zhōng guó xīn nián), commonly called Lunar New Year and Spring Festival, is rich in symbolism and tradition stemming from folklore. It is rooted in the celebration of spring and marks the transition between zodiac signs. When is Chinese New Year? The date … Continued

Chinese New Year Photo Story Contest

Back by popular demand is the third annual Shanghai Mamas Photo Story Contest. The contest will run from January 19 to February 5, 2023. Grab your camera (or maybe your phone) and start capturing CNY and all the festive finery through your eyes. What strikes you as unique? Beautiful? Quirky? Fun! Snap a few pics … Continued

Let’s Talk About 600

Shanghai Mamas is teaming up with Mandarin Community to translate and contextualize some of the trending topics on Chinese social media. Additionally they are providing some helpful vocabulary to further grasp the meaning and concept- thanks, Mandarin Community, for bridging our communities!   Image sourced: https://www.smhc.org.cn/   Located at 600 Wanping South Road, Shanghai Mental Health Center … Continued

[via Adventure We Go] Dragon Boat Festival

By Sarah Krasicki        We are so grateful to have a resident travel blogger on our Exec team! Check out this article about the Dragon Boat Festival that is coming up tomorrow and her Adventuring We Go blog for more! We would love to hear of your travel itineraries, experiences, and recommendations. If you would like to … Continued

Shanghai Mamas CNY Photo Story Contest – Winners Announced!

We were overwhelmed with all the amazing submissions for the Shanghai Mamas Chinese New Year Photo story contest. We received over 1300 votes for the contest and hope that you enjoyed exploring the city during these festive weeks. The photo stories submitted each tell a unique and wonderful snapshot of the joyous holiday. This year, … Continued

Recap │ CNY Spring Roll & Rice Cake Cooking Workshop (Jan 23)

This past weekend, Shanghai Mamas partnered with Shanghai Pathways and CCW to offer our families a special Chinese New Year Spring Roll & Rice Cake Cooking Workshop. The Chinese Lunar New Year, commonly known as the Spring Festival, has a long history, evolved from ancient times. The story of the Spring Festival is steeped in … Continued