Qixi Festival The Traditional Chinese Valentin's Day

Yesterday is the traditional Qixi Festival, which is held every year on the 7th of July according to the lunar calendar, is the Chinese traditional Valentine's Day.

There is a very romatic story of Cowherd and Weaver Girl. As in late summer, the stars Altair and Vega are high in the night sky, our ancestors observed that and a love story came out.

Gazing at Altair and Vega on this night is an old tradition in China. According to Chinese tales, the stars are a fairy named Zhinv and her beloved husband, Niulang who are only allowed to meet during the Qixi Festival. Chinese women place fresh fruit in their gardens and worship the beautiful and kind Zhinv begging her for wisdom, skill and perfect love in their lives. For this reason, the Qixi Festival is also called as Qiqiao (begging for wisdom and skill) Festival. It is said that on the night of Qixi, while Zhinv and Niulang can be seen in the sky, their conversation can be heard if you stand by the fresh fruit.

For the most women, love and marriage are the most important things in their lives; so praying to Zhiny on the night of the Qixi Festival is a popular.

Moved by the story, couples who are separated by work or study, celebrate their love on the date of the lovers' annual reunion, It's a festival about the Chinese tradition of belief in love and perseverance for true love.

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