City enters into spirit of the Spring Festival

Jiang Xiaowei Wang Rongjiang Dong Jun
Chinese New Year is upon us and locals are busy preparing food and flowers for the festival while the city is illuminated by lanterns, lights and other dazzling decorations.
Jiang Xiaowei Wang Rongjiang Dong Jun

Chinese New Year is upon us and locals are busy preparing food and flowers for the festival while the city is illuminated by lanterns, lights and other dazzling decorations. Shanghai Daily photographers got out and about to capture some special moments in the run-up to the most important celebration of the year.  

City enters into spirit of the Spring Festival
Dong Jun / SHINE

Colorful festive lanterns light up the historical Yuyuan Garden. The annual lantern festival will last till February 11. The event usually attracts millions of visitors each Chinese New Year. 

City enters into spirit of the Spring Festival
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

A vendor dries sausages, a traditional winter season flavor, on a hanger at Dongyinjiang market. 

City enters into spirit of the Spring Festival
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Organized by Shanghai General Labour Union, some migrant workers, who will be working in Shanghai during the Spring Festival instead of going back to their hometown, celebrate the coming festival together on January 14. 

City enters into spirit of the Spring Festival
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Local residents buy wintersweet flowers to decorate their apartments before the festival. 

City enters into spirit of the Spring Festival
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Split fishes are hung over Yongnian Road in Huangpu District. Preserved fish is a traditional dish for local people during the Spring Festival. 

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