Tang-style fair opens to celebrate Qixi Festival
A traditional Tang-style fair has opened in Shanghai, offering an alternative to celebrate the Qixi Festival, Chinese Valentine's Day, on Tuesday.
The fair, at The Place mall, is adorned with a series of Chinese-style decorations and shaped lanterns, which creates a vibrant corridor illuminated with colorful lights. Banners printed with ancient Chinese poems have been hung.
To celebrate the Qixi Festival, the event specially created a romantic festive atmosphere for consumers by setting up several photo spots for capturing memorable moments.
Activities for people to experience hanfu (Han-style clothes), tea culture and other traditional Chinese cultures are on offer. When the Mid-Autumn festival approaches in September, seasonal activities and traditional Chinese games like lantern riddles and touhu (arrow-throwing) will be provided.
If you go:
Date: Through October 15
Venue: The Place mall 虹桥南丰城
Address: 100 Zunyi Road, Changning District 长宁区遵义路100号
Tips: The event will be open every Thursday to Sunday and on public holidays. Additionally, from August 18 to August 27, it will be open daily. In case of extreme weather conditions, the market may be temporarily closed.