If you're not skipping town for a quick getaway for Dragon Boat Festival this long weekend, there's still plenty to do in Shanghai. Celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar calendar, the festival day itself is tomorrow (Thursday 25), with the official days off from Thursday to Saturday and the unpleasant custom of a working weekend day on Sunday 28.
Beyond stuffing yourselves with the traditional festival snack of zongzi
(sticky rice dumplings) – check these local spots for them
– there are plenty of ways to celebrate your days off. Brunch every day, party til dawn and cap it off with some arts and culture.