Parties, stylish outfits, and good food: That’s Christmas in Shanghai
Shanghai, the 23-million- megacity located on China’s east coast, is the commercial, financial, and cultural center of the People’s Republic of China. It is also where LANXESS China has its headquarters. Judy Liao works for the Polymer Additives Business Unit in Shanghai. Born in Taiwan, she moved to the metropolis at the delta of the Yangtze River six years ago. In China, Christmas, she says, is seen as a Western event, comparable to Halloween. “Shanghai is a great city. It’s very interesting and unusual and is home to a great deal of cultural diversity. Christmas is well known and is widely celebrated here.”
Usually, there are lots of big parties in the city at Christmas. Restaurants offer special Christmas menus and put on events. “The city is decorated festively, people dress up and go out to celebrate,” says the 31-year-old. Different from other years, everybody wore a mask at Christmas time in 2020.