Time-traveling Lantern Festival parade bridges tradition and commerce

February 27, 2024 |

On February 24-25, at Bailian Zhonghuan Shopping Plaza in Putuo District, a time-traveling parade to experience the traditional Lantern Festival was taking place.

People enjoyed an ancient Hanfu costumes parade, a dazzling display of thousands of lanterns and spectacular classical magic performances. Stepping into the shopping plaza just felt like instantly traveling back to ancient times.

The Lantern Festival, with a history of over 2,000 years, is an important part of Chinese folklore and this event integrates commercial consumption with traditional culture. As people engaged in leisurely shopping, they also gained a deeper appreciation for Chinese folklore and traditional culture.