CHINESE VALENTINE’S DAY

The Chinese Valentine’s Day is called “Qixi Festival” in chinese.  It falls on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month on the Chinese calendar.

And there is a romantic love story about this festival.

On the night of July 7th(Chinese Calendar), you can see two shining stars on either side of the Milky Way. Yes, this story is about two starts, Vega and Altair. (See more Vega and Altair)

According to the legend, The god has a daughter called Zhinü. Zhinü was a fairy in the heaven and she was a weaver girl. (Vega is symbolizing Zhinü.)
And Niulang was a herder responsible for taking care of the cattle for gods. (Altair is symbolizing Niulang.)

Zhinü and Niulang fell in deep love, spent too much time with each other and neglected their jobs.

Gods were so angry !!

Thus they were separated on opposite sides of the Milky Way and prohibited from meeting each other. (See more Milky Way)

Just like the Vega and the Altair located on opposite sides of the Milky Way.

They are very sad and constantly crying, day by day, year by year….

Finally… gods were touched by their true love.

They were then allowed to meet once a year on July 7th, and this day becomes Chinese Valentine’s Day, or Qixi Festival. (See more Qixi_Festival)

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