The fifteenth day of the first lunar month is the Lantern Festival. On that day, family members gather to have a brilliant night, so ancient people also call it Shangyuan Festival, Yuan night or festival of light.
According to the Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate.
Eating tangyuan and appreciating lanterns are very important customs in the Lantern Festival.
Yuanxiao, also called tangyuan, is a dumpling ball made of sticky rice flour stuffed with different fillings, And the lanterns’ artwork vividly demonstrates traditional Chinese images, such as fruits, flowers, birds, animals, people, and buildings.
3-hour event in Shanghai
Learn how to make two different colors tang yuan
Decorate the lanterns by yourselves
Snacks and free WIFI
Taste different tea
Guess lantern riddles
What you can expect:
The most important thing to do here is our chef would recommend two-colored Tangyuan with two different fillings (pork and black sesame) for you and teach you how to make them all by yourselves. Another than that, hanging and looking at lanterns is also the main tradition, and we would also provide some lanterns for you to decorate them with your full creation and best wishes, then appreciate the spectacular and unique Lantern festival here, of course you could take them home as a good memory in China.
Date: 18th of February 2017, On Saturday
Time: 14:00pm to 17:00pm
Price: 198RMB per person
If you book in advance, 150RMB per person
Address: Huangpu District, Shanghai No. 1178 Waima road，Shanghai Creative Industry Clustering Park Waimatou Room 101 (diagonally opposite is the official Perth Yacht Club, near Fung Kee Pier Street)
Subway: Line 4, Nanpu Bridge Station on the 1st exit out after walking along Lujiabang Road to the Emperor Dragon Hotel (giant dragon boat), turn left on Waima Road and walk three minutes to the outer pier creative Park (shown below), walk about 5-7 minutes.