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Ideas to celebrate Qi Xi or Chinese Valentine’s Day

Qi Xi has become the day chosen by the Chinese to show their love and affection. Next we are going to share with our readers some ideas to celebrate this day: one romantic option would be to go on a picnic with that special person and stay somewhere far from the city until dawn. Then, if the night is clear, you will witness one of the most beautiful things in the world; a sky full of stars and the Milky Way.

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What do people celebrate on the the seventh day of the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar?

The seventh day of the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar, An’an, a girl aged 25, got up early to go with her fiancé to marry at the registry office in her area. Arriving there, she was very surprised to see a long line of couples with the same purpose. The reason was that it was just the Valentine’s Day, better known as Qi Xi. The traditional feast Qi Xi has its origins in ancient legend that tells of the love between a shepherd and a fairy.

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Cards and images to wish a happy “Qi Xi” or “Double Seventh”

The origin of the “Qi Xi” or Double Seventh festival dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Historical documents of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (371-471 BC) mention the party, while reports of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) speak of a great feast that Emperor Taizong held with concubines on the occasion of the feast.

Today, you can still see these customs in rural areas, but in the cities the tradition has disappeared. However, legend has taken root in the hearts of people. In recent years, especially urban youth celebrated it as Valentine’s Day. As a result, the shops are filled with related products joy and love.

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The history of “Qi Xi” or Double Seventh

Long ago, there was a very honest and good man named Niu Lang (the cowherd). His parents died when he was only a child. Later, his brother’s wife kicked him out of home and had to make a living raising animals and farming. One day, a fairy from heaven Zhi Nu (the girl saluting), fell in love with him, so he came secretly to earth and married him. They lived a happy life and had a son and a daughter. Unfortunately, the God of Heaven discovered what had happened and ordered the Queen Mother of the Western Heavens to bring back the maid. With the help of celestial cattle, the pastor flew to heaven with her son and daughter. When he was about to join his wife, the Queen Mother took one of his gold hairpins and created a lightning that separated the couple forever. However, his loyalty build a bridge so they could cross the beam and meet again. Thereafter, the Queen Mother allowed them to meet on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. So the day of their meeting is called “Qi Xi” (Double seventh).

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