The holiday decorations are up and carols are starting to play non-stop at the malls. Christmas parades with the jolly old elf Santa himself have started in different cities all around the world. The cheesy photo booth is probably operating a regular schedule by now, so you can get your photos with Santa. The holiday concerts and parties have sent the invitations and we may have even added a few holiday pounds by now. Looks like the holidays are in full swing, even here in China.
In Shanghai we don’t usually see the Christmas decorations until about 1 month before December 25th. Just enough time to enjoy and not get tired of the carols and blinking lights. The Chinese do not celebrate Christmas, but over the past four years here more and more western Christmas decorations have emerged on the scene. This past Monday the local hotel was setting up their beautiful tree made of glass crystals. Friday night was the tree lighting with carols and crowds. Everyone squeezed in for the big moment with cameras, phones and iPads all at the ready waiting for the big moment. I waited until the crowds left to snap a photo of the deserted tree sparkling and shining bright.
Last spring I started to post on the theme Tourist in Your Town to show things around where I live here in Shanghai, China and back home in Ontario, Canada. Then I asked you to post on something to share from where you live. A quick holiday to another part of the world without all the hassle of travel ;) It has become a monthly theme and I try to post it the first weekend of each new month. Have you guessed this month’s theme yet? It is HOLIDAYS. With Word Press reaching so many people around the world it would be interesting to see examples of how you and your town celebrate the holidays. Maybe you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanza… whatever the holiday post an example to show holidays where you live. Post the busy mall, tacky decorations, a parade or a town display.
The rules …
- post a picture of this month’s theme: HOLIDAYS
- link to my post Holidays: Tourist in Your Own Town
- add a link to your post in the comment section below (so others can find you too )
- add the tag TOURIST IN YOUR OWN TOWN to your post
- use TOURIST IN YOUR OWN TOWN in the title of your post
- have fun clicking examples of the holidays
No hurry… a new theme won’t be posted until January.