It is said that the Chinese Valentine's Day is an annual day when Cowherd and Weaver Girl meet with two children. So what do we usually say about the Valentine's day on Chinese Valentine's day? What's the date of this year's Valentine's day? What's the origin of the Valentine's day on Chinese Valentine's day?
Chinese Valentine's Day 2018
The Chinese Valentine's day in 2018 is August 17 (Friday) the seventh day of the seventh lunar month
What is Chinese Valentine's Day
Every year, the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, that is, the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, is a national festival with a long tradition in China. It is also called Qiqiao Festival, daughter's day, maiden's day, Qiniang society, Xianyuan society, Shuangqi Festival, Xiangqiao society, Xianqiao Society, Tianyuan society, Qiaojie society, etc. On the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar, there are also festivals such as Kuixing Festival, shaishu Festival, Shenxian Festival, qixishui, panguwang Festival (July Festival) and the birthday of the ox. Different names have different folk customs. The reason why there are so many names and so many different festivals is that there are so many emotional factors and people's interpretation of life accumulated in this day, so it's hard to give up. Qixi Festival is the most romantic festival in Chinese traditional festivals, and it is also the day that girls paid most attention to in the past.
Cowherd and Weaver Girl and a couple of children
On a clear summer and autumn night, stars are shining in the sky. A white milky way runs through the north and south. There is a shining star on the East and west sides of the river. Across the river, there is a far-off relationship between Altair and Vega.
It's a folk custom to watch the morning glory and Vega on the Chinese Valentine's day. It's said that on this night of every year, Vega and cowherd meet at the magpie bridge. Weaver girl is a beautiful, intelligent and handy fairy. On this night, ordinary women beg for wisdom and craftsmanship from her, and also for a happy marriage. Therefore, the seventh day of July is also called Qiqiao Festival.
It is said that on the night of the Seventh Festival, you can look up and see the meeting of Cowherd and Weaver Girl in the Milky way, or you can overhear the feelings of the two people when they meet in the sky under the melon and fruit shelf.
In this romantic evening, girls put seasonal fruits and fruits on the bright moon in the sky, worship the sky, and pray that the goddess of the sky can give them intelligent hearts and smart hands, so that their knitting needlework skills are skilled, and more pray for the marriage of love and marriage. In the past, marriage was a life-long event for women. Therefore, countless affectionate men and women in the world would pray for a happy marriage in the starry sky at this night, when people are still at night.