The City Temple Fair
- Celebrated: Jan. 31 to Feb. 14
- Location: Shanghai
The City Temple in Shanghai enjoys a great reputation at home and abroad. It holds a series of temple fairs all year round due to the large number of temples and deities. Around the fifteenth day of the first month in China's lunar calendar, (the Lantern Festival) each year, all shops and residences near the City Temple will hang ingenious lanterns in diverse shapes, like ingot, cornucopia, boats, lotus, bats, butterflies and toads, made of glass, and other lanterns like revolving scenic lanterns, rabbits, crabs, carps, shells, windmills made of silk or paper. Besides, some riddles will be hung on lanterns. What is more, both performances of "literary lanterns" and "military lanterns" will be held in streets. "Literary lanterns" performance team starts with south Yangzi string and pipe music (traditional stringed and woodwind instruments), followed by colorful paper lanterns with the shape of an umbrella. “Military lanterns” performance team is led by a strong rhythm of drums and gongs.
Questions and Answers About The City Temple Fair
- Send your inquiry before Apr. 30, 2014, and we will email you a $25 coupon.
- The coupon is valid till Dec. 31, 2014, for paying tour packages worth $250 or up.
- The coupon cannot be used for paying flight tickets, train tickets, hotel rooms and day trips.