The Chinese Valentine's Day: Qi Xi Festival

The Chinese Valentine's Day: Qi Xi Festival

Did you know that this year, The Chinese Valentine's Day falls on this Friday August 17th? It also known as the Qi Xi Festival. It is the most romantic among traditional Chinese festivals. Each year it falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month in China. is a Chinese festival celebrating the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in mythology. 

Qi Xi Festival is a Chinese festival celebrating the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in mythology. The festival has variously been called the Double Seventh Festival, the Chinese Valentine's Day.

The story begins with a boy and a girl: Niulang the cowherd and Zhinü, a fairy and the seventh daughter of the Goddess of Heaven. Their love was not allowed, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the Silver River (symbolizing the Milky Way). The Goddess, so moved by their love, allowed the lovers to meet each other on the magpie bridge on that same day each year - on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day.

The festival has variously been called the Double Seventh Festival, the Chinese Valentine's Day. If you have missed to send beautiful flowers for your loved one last Valentine's Day 14 Feb, you can still send it now! 


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