June 1st is Children’s Day here in China. Parents and grandparents buy toys, go the park (the kind with rides and games you might find at a fair or midway), buy balloons, and generally just spend the day, not to mention money, doting on children.
Since Alia was visiting a friend on the other side of the park, I had the wonderful idea of grabbing to-go lunch at Gina’s and walking through the park, just to see what was happening. I remember now why we usually avoid public places during local holidays. The park was crowded. And not just with kids. Teenagers, college students, grandparents everyone seemed to want to be where the action was taking place. Here’s a little peek at what we saw.