4 May - Youth Day
1 Jan - New Year's Day
1 May - International Labour Day
8 Mar - International Working Women's Day
Feb - Chinese New Year (Spring Festival)
1 Aug - Anniversary of the Founding of the PLA
1 Jul - Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party
1 Jun - Children's Day
1 Oct - National Day
One of China’s most beloved cultural celebrations is the
Moon Festival in autumn, marking the end of the harvest season. Main symbol
of the festival is the baking and eating of Moon Cakes: round pastries
with sweet fillings. In Shanghai the favourite filling is red bean paste.
Shanghai Tourism Festival
The massive Shanghai Tourism Festival showcases not only all the city
has to offer visitors, but is the perfect event for locals and foreigners
to discover the fascination of Chinese culture and history. The opening
ceremony takes the form of a grand-scale parade of floats and international
performance troupes telecast live to the whole country.
China Shanghai International Arts Festival
Shanghai becomes the focus of arts fundis during the month-long festival
hosted by the Ministry of Culture annually since 1999. The varied programme
features more than 150 performances covering everything from symphony
orchestras, dance, and opera to acrobatics, magic and drama.
Chinese Grand Prix
A new circuit in the Formula One Grand Prix, Shanghai's International
Circuit welcomes the deafening noise, prestige, speed and the very best
in motor racing that comes with such a spectacle.
Chinese New Year
New Year starts with a bang in Shanghai, where exuberant and exceedingly
loud fireworks displays rock the city all night long on this, China’s
most merry of celebrations. Not everyone appreciates the scale of the
fireworks, but traditionally the noise is necessary to frighten off evil
spirits for the coming year.