Shanghai , China
The City of a Lifetime
Going on the holidays? You will probably eat a whole fish, sticky cake, and enough meat filled dumplings for the entire year! For the Dragon Boat day, the locals eat dumplings filled of pork, beans, and eggs. During the Moon Festival, try a moon cake , just like a regular cake, with lotus nuts, duck yolk, and baked until golden brown. If this is your first, second, or third time in Shanghai, you will become or still fall in love with Shanghai's cuisine
Shanghai's Historic Past
Shanghai's Activities and Holidays
New Year takes place at the end of January and the beginning of February , and it is about the death of a old year and the birth of a new one. Drift along the Huangpu River on a cruise and watch the city as it lights up like the 4th of July sky at night. On National Day watch the jaw-dropping dances . Watch the boats race across the open water on Dragon Boat day that is intended to " scare " the fishes away , so they won't eat the politician who died cause nobody used his ideas to save China. Shanghai has more of these awesome events.
Weather in Shanghai is near freezing to almost 90 degrees and will suit every need. In Shanghai, the winters are cold and the average* temperature high is 46` - 74` and lows of 34`- 60`.On average day, Shanghai gets 5 hours of sun. In spring, Shanghai has a enjoyable climate with highs of 57`-83` and lows 44`-71`, with 3-4 inches of rain. In the summer, Shanghai has an average hottest temperature of 90` and 3-4 inches of rain. Fall is the just-right season, the highs are 63`-83` and lows of 49`-70`, with 2-3 inches of rain. The weather varies as much there are days.
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