Chinese New Year officially ends with the Lantern Festival. For the past 2 years our family has been going to the Jing’an Community Lantern Festival, thanks to one of the Shanghai Mamas who sends out an invitation to let us know when and where. The residents in the community put on a show with traditional dancing, cross-talk, and some modern stuff too. We have seen traditional crafts (like blown sugar and paper cutting) and play games – it’s something we look forward to every year. – Contributed by Jenny Whitaker
Welcome to the Shanghai My Eye! photoblog project. Each entry features one photo taken somewhere around town that speaks in some way to the experience of living in this mad and marvelous metropolis. The goal is to build up a collection of images of Shanghai as seen through the eye of the www.shanghaimamas.org community – beautiful, strange, surprising, alarming, amazing. So please, send me your photos, along with a short paragraph about what the image means to you.
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