Shanghai streets elegantly decorated for Spring Festival
Major areas and roads of east China’s Shanghai have recently been decorated with seasonal plants and traditional decorations to help create a festive atmosphere for the upcoming Spring Festival, otherwise known as the Chinese Lunar New Year, thepaper.cn reported on Jan. 31.
The municipal landscaping bureau of Shanghai has updated the ornamental plants along 13 key roads and three core areas of the city - Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone in Pudong New Area, and People’s Square and the Bund in Huangpu District.
Traditional decorations for the Spring Festival including red lanterns, Chinese knots, and pig ornaments were installed, as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which will fall on Feb. 5 this year, will mark the beginning of the Year of the Pig.
A total of more than 60 attractions will be decorated with Chinese Lunar New Year-themed ornaments and seasonal plants during the festival, according to the Shanghai Landscaping &City Appearance Administrative Bureau, disclosing that the 11 million flowerpots will be used.
Various parks in Shanghai have also prepared a variety of activities for the upcoming holiday, such as lectures, interactive games, virtual reality (VR) activities, flower exhibitions, and traditional activities like lantern riddles and tasting special food.[ Editor: WPY ]