Double Seventh Festival

The Double Seventh Festival is a traditional festival full of romance , on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month . It often goes into August in the Gregorian calendar .

At night when the sky is dotted with stars, and people can see the Milky Way spanning from the north to the south. On each bank of it is a bright star, which see each other from afar. They are the Cowherd and Weaver Maid, the following is a beautiful love story about them passed down from generation to generation .

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Long long ago , there was an honest and kind fellow named Niu Lang (Cowhand) . His parents died when he was a child . Later he was driven out of his home by his sister-in-law . So he lived by himself herding cattle and farming . One day , a fairy from heaven Zhi Nu (Weaver Maid) fell in love with him and came down secretly to earth and married him . The cowhand farmed in the field and the Weaver Maid wove at home . They lived a happy life and gave birth to a boy and a girl . 

Harmonious and Happy life : 

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Unfortunately , the God of Heaven soon found out the fact and ordered the Queen Mother of With the help of celestial cattle , the Cowhand flew to heaven with his son and daughter . At the time when he was about to catch up with his wife , the Queen Mother took off one of her gold hairpins and made a stroke . One billowy river appeared in front of the Cowhand . The Cowhand and Weaver Maid were separated on the two banks forever and could only feel their tears . Their loyalty to love touched magpies , so tens of thousands of magpies came to build a bridge for the Cowhand and Weaver Maid to meet each other . The Queen Mother was eventually moved and allowed them to meet each year on the 7th of the 7th lunarmonth. Hence their meeting date has been called “Qi Xi” (Double Seventh) .the Western Heavens to bring the Weaver Maid back .

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Today some traditional customs are still observed in rural areas of China , but have been weakened or diluted in urban cities . In this day , boy will give your love girl the best gift .

Their Forever In Love :

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