Just like many other parts in the world, people of China also celebrate Gregorian New Year on 1st January however the celebrations are grand for the Chinese Lunar New Year with generally takes place in February.
Shanghai is the largest city of China. Here you get to see New Year fireworks and celebrations at the main celebrations take place on either bank of the Huangpu River at the Bund and Binjiang Avenue Promenade. Here people gather in large numbers, light lanterns wishing good fortune and watch a light show and fireworks display organised by city government.
Apart from that that main celebration is Striking the bell at the Longhua Temple.
Located in southwest Shanghai, Longhua Temple (龙华寺) is the city’s oldest temple dating back 1,800 years or more. Thousands of people gather here to attend the bell-ringing ceremony on New Year’s Eve and Lunar New Year’s Eve.
The event is the most local way to celebrate New Year and wish for good fortune over the next 12 months.
Lion dances, fireworks and folk performances add to the celebrations after the bell-ringing ceremony.
Apart from this, on the occasion of the New Year, Chinese President delivers his new year speech via China Radio International, China National Radio and China Central Television.
If you happen to come to Shanghai to enjoy your New Year Celebrations, then apart from New Year Fireworks display you can also see other famous places and monuments in Shanghai city like – The Bund, City God Temple and Yu Garden, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Longhua Temple’s, Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Museum, China Pavilion along with the Expo Axis, etc.
Apart from Shanghai, New Year Fireworks display, concerts and parties also take place in other major cities of China like – Beijing, etc.
If you are not present there in Shanghai during the new year’s time then don’t worry, you can find below Photos & Videos of Shanghai New Year 2014 Fireworks Display from Shanghai.
Shanghai – China New Year Fireworks Display Photos :
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Shanghai – China New Year Fireworks Display Display Live Telecast / Streaming :
In China, you can watch Shanghai New Year Fireworks LIVE on TV Channels like – Dragon STV, China Central Television (CCTV), China Xinhua News Network Corporation (CNC), etc.
Shanghai, China falls in GMT/UTC + 8:00 hour timezone so it welcomes the New Year six hours after the New Year strikes first at Kiritimati, Kiribati which falls in GMT +14 timezone.
To watch Shanghai New year Fireworks LIVE Streaming on internet you have to adjust your watch accordingly with relation to the timezone of your city.