Various joyful events planned for the Spring Festival holiday in Jiading
In order to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, a variety of traditional Chinese cultural heritages, Spring Festival customs and handicrafts, and string music performances will be presented in Jiading District.
As a prelude to a slew of events over the holiday, a haipai (Shanghai-style) paper-cut art class was hosted at Life Hub@Anting Plaza in Jiading over the weekend.
The haipai paper-cuts' appeal was demonstrated by Wang Jianzhong, a master of arts and crafts, with his nimble figures and fine craftsmanship. He is an inheritor of haipai paper-cut art, a Shanghai intangible cultural heritage item.
Diversified activities will be held throughout the holiday amid a joyful and auspicious atmosphere.
On the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year this Sunday, a dragon and lion dance performance will be hosted, bringing good wishes to visitors, while a folk music feast for the ears will follow on the second day.
Also on the list are ukulele and string quartet performances, comedy shows, and shadow play shows.
The God of Fortune will distribute the lucky character fu (福) as a New Year's gift on the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year based on tradition, and a Lantern Festival celebration and a Spring Festival bazaar through February 5 are also on the menu.
Date: January 22 - February 5, 10am-10pm
Venue: Life Hub@Anting
Address: 1055 Moyu Rd S., Jiading District