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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Happy New Year from Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

To celebrate Chinese New Year, there is currently a 灯会 [dēnghuì], which I will translate as "lantern show," at Yuyuan Garden (豫园 yù yuán). Yuyuan Garden is an extremely touristy area in Shanghai, with old Chinese-style architecture and tons of tiny little shops selling cheap souvenirs. The lantern show there was really cool, so I'm showing you my photos:

They blocked off the streets and everything.





People on this bridge are waiting to see huge lanterns in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and other international landmarks. I didn't want to wait in the line so I didn't end up seeing them.


There were SO MANY police there. Here's a line of police with the words "Hujie Security" on their uniforms.

Is this Paul Bunyan and the blue ox?








吉 [jí] which means "lucky" and sounds like 鸡 [jī] which means "chicken."


Hope you all have a good year of the chicken! <3

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