A total of 21 floats and 30 performer teams enthralled crowds in a massive parade last Saturday on Huaihai Middle Road to kick off this year’s Shanghai Tourism Festival. Featuring the usual flotilla of garish floats, happy minorities and a number of imported acts from Japan, Brazil, Finland, Indonesia and elsewhere, the parade’s manufactured carnivalesque atmosphere drew a crowd of tens of thousands.
If you regret missing this, you’ll be glad to know another parade is taking place in Jinshan district as part of the festival this Sunday. More information on other ongoing events available at the (very poorly designed) official website of the Shanghai Tourism Festival here.
Photos from Yahoo China