"Valentine's Day" is a misreading of the festival, far less is called "Chinese festival of love" more appropriate some. July 7th in Chinese has 2000 years of history, also known as the "Festival" "daughter Festival", also called "double seven" "sweet day" "week" "Qiao Xi" "double seven" "blue night" "needle" and so on, more and more people, especially young people know and understand the cultural connotation of the festival. "Tanabata", she is not Valentine's day, but should be the festival of love. In this love fast-food era, let this break through traditional Chinese virtues of love festival awaken that the pure and beautiful feeling!
The Double Seventh Festival， on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month， is a traditional festival full of romance. It often goes into August in the Gregorian calendar.
This festival is in mid-summer when the weather is warm and the grass and trees reveal their luxurious greens. At night when the sky is dotted with stars， and people can see the Milky Way spanning from the north to the south. On each bank of it is a bright star， which see each other from afar. They are the Cowherd and Weaver Maid， and about them there is a beautiful love story passed down from generation to generation.
Long， long ago， there was an honest and kind-hearted fellow named Niu Lang (Cowhand)。 His parents died when he was a child. Later he was driven out of his home by his sister-in-law. So he lived by himself herding cattle and farming. One day， a fairy from heaven Zhi Nu (Weaver Maid) fell in love with him and came down secretly to earth and married him. The cowhand farmed in the field and the Weaver Maid wove at home. They lived a happy life and gave birth to a boy and a girl. Unfortunately， the God of Heaven soon found out the fact and ordered the Queen Mother of the Western Heavens to bring the Weaver Maid back.
With the help of celestial cattle， the Cowhand flew to heaven with his son and daughter. At the time when he was about to catch up with his wife， the Queen Mother took off one of her gold hairpins and made a stroke. One billowy river appeared in front of the Cowhand. The Cowhand and Weaver Maid were separated on the two banks forever and could only feel their tears. Their loyalty to love touched magpies， so tens of thousands of magpies came to build a bridge for the Cowhand and Weaver Maid to meet each other. The Queen Mother was eventually moved and allowed them to meet each year on the 7th of the 7th lunar month. Hence their meeting date has been called "Qi Xi" (Double Seventh)。
In China, the seventh day of the seventh day of the lunar month, the weather is warm and fragrant. According to legend at this time of the year, is the sky "weaver" and "Cowboy" meet, this is the traditional Chinese festivals in the most romantic festival, people call it Tanabata Festival.
The girls in this romantic night, facing the sky Lang Lang moon, put the fruits of time, worship, begging the goddess of heaven can give them the wisdom, spiritual and dexterous hands, pray for their own life happy.
According to legend, Star sweat bright occasion, if you see the Milky Way in the sparkle, and shine this jade color of the light, it is considered the Cowboy, weaver meet the signs, at this moment to worship, beg for cow , Weaver gift. It is said that the Cowboy, weaver is hardworking and incarnation, so kneel begging for agriculture to ask for marriage can be, but seeking money seeking money to be counterproductive, one can only beg for a matter, seeking more than not.
Hard-working Cowboy, infatuated weaver, good old ox, enthusiastic magpie, beautiful mythology since ancient times has made a lot of people deeply moved.
Tanabata Festival is coming, may the world lovers get married.
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Song and Yuan Dynasties, Tanabata Qi Qiao quite grand, the capital also has a monopoly Qi Qiao goods market, the world called Qi Qiao City. Song Luo Ye, Jin Ying of the series, "drunk drunk recorded," said: "Tanabata, Pan floor before the sale of begging Qiao. Since July 1, car horse Yin pharynx, to Tanabata the first three days, the car does not pass, , Hereby, from the Qi Qiao City to buy beggars of the grand occasion, you can infer that the tribute to the funny scene at the time of beggar. People from the beginning of the beginning of July to start Qicao items, Qi Qiao City on the busy, crowded, to the day near the Tanabata, Qi Qiao City has become a sea of people, the horse is difficult, view the style, it seems no In the most festive festival - the Spring Festival, that Qi Qiao Festival is one of the most favorite festivals. People legend in the evening of Tanabata, the rise can see the Cowherd and the Weaver's Galaxy meet, or in the fruit rack can be eavesdropping two people meet in heaven when the pulse of love.
Girls in this romantic night, facing the sky Lang Lang moon, put the seasonal fruits, overturned worship, begging heavenly fairies can give them the wisdom of the soul and smart hands, so that their knit women skills skilled, More begging for love marriage marriage coincidence.
The day falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month and seven is qi in Chinese. So that explains qi in the name of the festival. Xi means “night” in ancient Chinese, so qixi means the evening of the seventh day of the seventh month.
But qixi wasn’t a festival for lovers until recently. It was initially a time for unwed women to beg the weaving goddess for domestic skills. They’d also pray for a good husband.
Lore holds the weaving goddess fell for a herder, and the pair ran away to live together. But her mother was furious, since gods and humans are forbidden to cohabitate. So, she created the Milky Way to separate the couple.
A flock of magpies was moved by their love and decided to form a bridge across the galactic band to enable them to reunite every year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month-or, qixi.