Posted by yueke at 4/10/2016 8:26:40 PM
Shanghai is a city with a long history, and famous for its deep cultural deposits and unique cultural customs. Nowadays, many traditional customs are still alive in Shanghai, and those local folk-custom holidays add lots of traditional joys to the living pace of this modern city.
Besides traditional festivals and holidays, Shanghai also has the following holidays: the New Year Bell Ringing at the Longhua Temple on New Year''s Eve; the Longhua Temple Fair in the third lunar month of the year; in April, the Peach Blossom Festival in the Nanhui District, and the Shanghai International Tea Culture Festival in the Zhabei District.
In May, the International Dragon Boat Race Festival in the Qingpu District, and the International Flower Festival in the Putuo District, the Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival, the Shanghai Spring International Music Festival (held in each odd year).
In June, the Shanghai Film Festival; in August, the Shanghai International Ballet Competition; in September and October, the Shanghai Sweet Osmanthus Festival, the Shanghai International Music Fireworks Festival, and the Shanghai Tourism Festival; in October, the Shanghai Orange Festival, the Shanghai International Magic Festival, and the Shanghai International Travel Mart (held in each even year); in November, the Shanghai International Arts Festival, the Shanghai Asian Music
Festival, the Shanghai Arts Expo, and the Shanghai TV Festival; in December, the National Fitness Festival, and the Shanghai International Marathon. Shanghai creates a “Shanghai-style” culture characterized by incorporation of diverse elements and combination of Chinese and Western elements, and also actively develops the international cultural exchange and cooperation. Shanghai has 2 superclass theaters, 3 A-class theaters and 10 B-class theaters, the Grand Theatre, the Oriental Arts Center, the Shanghai Music Hall and other highgradecultural halls.
The Shanghai Grand Theatre, designed by France Jean-Marie Carpenter, has an elegant architectural image and fluent lines, the whole body of which will turn to be transparent at nightfall as if it were a crystal palace.
The Shanghai Music Hall, which was built in 1930, is an outstanding preserved building of modern history and has completed its sliding reconstruction in 2004. Each year there are many people coming from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreign countries to Shanghai for performance and exhibition.