Today is Chinese valentine’s day, but do you know how it came to be?
In China, the seventh day of the seventh lunar month is commonly known as “qixi festival” or “valentine’s day”, also known as “begging for cleverness festival” or “girls’ day”. It is the most romantic festival among Chinese traditional festivals, and it is also the day that girls attach the most importance to in the past.
Ancient legend day emperor’s granddaughter she is good at weaving, to weave rosy clouds the sky every day, she hate this boring life, they sneak down to the earth, to marry the cowboy hexi, living the life of your male plow female weave, it angered the deeds and the vega to catch back to the heavenly palace, shall be ordered to their separation, only allow them to each year on July 7th of the couple could meet on the Milky Way.Their faithful love touched magpie, countless magpie fly, with the body to build a bridge across the river, let the cowherd weaver girl meet on the river.
On a clear summer and autumn night, stars shine in the sky. A white Milky Way runs across the north and south. On the east and west Banks of the river, there is a shining star.
It is a folk custom to sit and watch the cowherd on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.Zhinv is a beautiful and clever, clever spirit fairy, the woman on earth will be in this night to her for wisdom and skill, also not to give her a happy marriage, so the seventh day of the seventh month is also known as the begging festival.
Do you know what customs we have on qixi festival?
1. A merry spider should be clever
Is also an earlier way of begging, a little later than “needle”, roughly from the northern and southern dynasties.
2. Worship zhinv
“Worship weaving girl” is only for girls and young women.Most of them have pre-arranged events with their friends or neighbors.Make an agreement to join the young women and girls who worship the weaver maid, fast for a day, bathe, and come to the host’s home on time, burn incense and worship before the case, and they sit around the table, eating peanuts and melon seeds, and reading their thoughts towards the weaver maid.
3. Eat fruit
Qixi festival should be the festival of food, with qiaoguo the most famous.Qiao fruit is also known as “beg clever fruit”, design is very much.The main ingredient is oiled molasses.
Roses have always been regarded as a symbol of love, so on this day, our men will present a bunch of delicate and dripping roses to the lady they love.Although the freshness of fresh flowers is limited, we can make your roses last forever by 3D printing.
“All shall be well, jack shall have Jill”