[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

How to celebrate Christmas in Shanghai – 2022

By Sarah Krasicki   As a Christmas-lover, planning for the festive season well before December is in my DNA, but I know it’s not the norm. This festive season, however, with many of us in a funk about missing family, friends and travel back home (again!), I urge you to start planning your Christmas early. … Continued