Of course, the most anticipated event in August 2018 is the Chinese Valentine's day. When is the Chinese Valentine's day this year? What kind of beautiful legend is there about Qixi Festival? Let's have a look.
What day is the seventh day of 2018
Chinese Valentine's Day 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
the 7th day of the seventh lunar month
In 1898, the day of Geng Shen Yue and Xinsi
Qixi Festival, also known as Qiqiao Festival, Qiqiao festival or the birthday of seven elder sisters, is a traditional festival in Chinese areas and some East Asian countries affected by the Han culture, and is celebrated on the 7th day of the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Tanabata Festival is the most romantic one in Chinese traditional festivals. Because ancient women wanted to take weaving women as an example, every Tanabata, women would sacrifice to pray for their ingenuity and happy marriage.
The origin and story of Qixi
The most common story is the story of the Cowherd and the weaver. In ancient times, people believed that the Cowherd and the weaver met each other on the seventh day of the Seventh Festival.
Qiqiao Valentine's day, also known as Qiqiao day, Qiqiao day or Qijie birthday, originated in China. It is a traditional festival in Chinese areas and some East Asian countries affected by Han culture. It is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. From the legend of Cowherd and weaver girl. In the past, women's fate could only be married as human wives and husbands, so many women believed in the legend of Cowherd and weaver girl, and hoped to take weaver girl as an example.
Therefore, every seventh sister's birthday, they will sacrifice to the seventh sister, praying that they can be nimble and skillful and get a happy marriage. Later, it was given the legend of Cowherd and weaver girl, which made it a festival symbolizing love. It is the most romantic festival in Chinese traditional festivals, also known as "Chinese Valentine's Day".
Qixi Festival is always connected with the legend of Cowherd and weaver girl, which is a very beautiful and eternal love story, becoming one of the four major folk love legends in China.
It is said that there was a smart and loyal young man in niujiazhuang in the west of Nanyang city. His parents died early, so he had to live with his brother and sister-in-law. His sister-in-law Ma was cruel and often abused him, forcing him to do a lot of work. One autumn, his sister-in-law forced him to herd cattle, gave him nine cows, but he could not go home until he had ten cows. Niulang had no choice but to drive them out of the village.
Niulang drove the cattle into the mountain alone. On the grassy and dense mountain, he sat under the tree and was sad. He didn't know when he could drive ten cows home. At this time, an old man with white hair appeared in front of him and asked him why he was sad. When he learned about his experience, he smiled and said to him: 'don't be sad. There is an old cow who fell ill in Funiu Mountain. Go and feed it well and wait for the old cow When you are well, you can drive it home.
One day, the weaver in the sky and the fairies went down to play together and bathed in the river. Niulang met the weaver with the help of the old ox. they had mutual affection. Later, the weaver secretly went down to the earth and became Niulang's wife. The weaver also gave the silkworms brought from the sky to you, and taught you how to raise silkworms, draw silk, and weave bright silks and satins.
After Niulang and Zhinv got married, they cultivated men and wove women. They were very affectionate. They had a man, a woman and two children, and their family lived happily. But it didn't last long. The emperor soon knew that the queen mother herself came down to the earth and forced Zhinv back to the sky. The loving couple was separated.
Niulang has no way to go to heaven. The old cow told Niulang that after he died, he could make shoes out of his skin and wear them to heaven. Niulang made it according to the old cow's words. He put on the shoes made of cowhide, took his children and went up to the sky to chase Zhinv together. When she saw that she was about to catch up with Zhinv, she pulled out the gold hairpin on her head and waved it. A turbulent Tianhe appeared. Niulang and Zhinv were separated on both sides of the river. They could only cry and weep. Their loyal love touched magpies. Tens of thousands of magpies came to build a magpie bridge to let Niulang and Zhinv go to the bridge to meet each other. The queen mother had no choice but to allow them to meet each other on July 7 every year.
Later, on the seventh day of the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, it is said that when the Cowherd and the Weaver meet at the magpie bridge, the girls will come under the moon before the flowers, look up at the stars, look for the Cowherd and the weaver on both sides of the Milky way, hope to see their annual meeting, and pray that the heaven can make themselves as nimble as the weaver girl, and pray that they can have a happy marriage, thus forming the seventh The festival.