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The legend behind Qi Xi festival

Qi Xi day is also known in China as Qi Qiao party or the Day of the Girl. According to legend, Zhi Nu is a beautiful and clever fairy. During this romantic evening, the girls put fruits in season to make offerings and pray to Heaven under the bright moon to grant them the fairy seamstress skills in the preparation and ask above all a happy marriage. Throughout the length and breadth of the province of Zhejiang, Qi Xi day in each family kills a cock convinced that if the animal sings announcing dawn, the pastor and his wife will split.

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