Shanghai Longhua Temple Fair
Chinese Festivals and Events

Shanghai Longhua Temple Fair

By Candice SongUpdated Mar. 18, 2021
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Shanghai Longhua Temple Fair is the largest traditional temple fair in Shanghai. It has a long history, and is held ceremoniously on the 3rd day of the 3rd month of Chinese calendar. It has now become a typical modern tourist attraction in Shanghai, integrating natural landscape, ancient architecture, commodities for sale, folk-customs, cultural characteristics, folk entertainments, snacks, and religious activities.

Longhua Temple, one of the largest Buddhist sites in Shanghai, is where the fair takes place. On the "temple street" business markets surround famous temples containing profound traditional culture. It stretches from Maogong Bridge on Longhua Road to the intersection of Zhongshan Road and Tianyao Bridge Road.

During the fair tourists from China and abroad have an opportunity to taste the famous Longhua vegetarian dishes, and can take part in one---day tour activities held by the locals.

At night tourists can take part in the welcoming ceremony held at the front square of Longhua Temple with dancing and singing, and visit the Sutra Hall (Cangjinglou).

You can learn martial arts in the morning, go shopping in the "temple s treet", taste local- flavor snacks, and watch artistic performances.

International Calendar Date

Year Chinese calendar: month 3, day 3
2013 April 12
2014 April 2
2015 April 21
2016 April 9
2017 March 30
2018 April 18
2019 April 7
2020 March 26
2021 April 14
2022 April 3

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