Photo of Shanghai on 10/1 by dbmboise
With all the talk of National Day, we may have completely forgotten to mention how Shanghai celebrated it. Here’s a good reason – it was rainy and gross. We stayed indoors most of the time, glued to the television screen and its vision of a sunny, beautiful fall day in Beijing.
We might have been too wimpy for the weather, but Shanghai Daily tells us that many Shanghainese refused to have their patriotism dampened:
While the heavy rain that soaked the city the entire day put a stop to some celebration events, it didn’t seem to spoil the holiday mood and patriotic enthusiasm evident at the activities that did take place.
Shanghai finally got a bit of luck when the rain stopped just before separate fireworks shows lit the skies in Zhabei, Xuhui, Yangpu, Minhang, Baoshan, Songjiang and Qingpu districts at 8pm.
Read more about how Shanghai didn’t let the rain… well… rain on its parade here.