Chinese Lantern Festival


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Get ready for fireworks! The Chinese will be rocking out in spectacular and noisy fashion for the New Year! Lunar New Year is the most popular Chinese family celebration all year as it marks the end of the winter season and is the one time during the year when most Chinese families gather together from near and far. SEA invites you on a night tour of the beautiful Yu Gardens Lantern Festival, or Yuanxiao, with our Shanghai Expat Expert, Lisa Zhu. She will enlighten you and your family with the history and culture of the most important Chinese festival. There will be photo opportunities with beautiful lanterns strung throughout the paths of Yu Garden, leading to the Nine-Bend Bridge and the Tea House. We’ll solve New Year riddles and taste TangYuan―rice dumplings with sweet or meat fillings! Bring your camera and bundle up for a colorful and celebrating walk.

Date:
Sunday, February 25

Time:
6:45pm Registration, 7pm-9pm

Meet:
In front of McDonalds at the intersection of FuYou lu and LiShui lu
(line 10, YuGardens metro)
福佑路, 丽水路

Cost:
RMB 220 (includes entrance fee and snack)

Please email events@seashanghai.org by February 22, under subject type “Lantern Festival2-25″ and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after February 22. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Jennifer Schmidt, mobile: 156-9217-9207.