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Commemorating the Chinese Valentine’s Day

Hello readers! Today we want to share some images about the Chinese Valentine’s Day, also called Qi Xi Festival and, Magpie Festival, for you to commemorate this lovely date which falls on the  7th day of the 7th lunar month. Remember that you can download and share the images by following the  steps below. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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  3. Left-click on the “save as” option

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Which is The tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd?

Hello readers! Today we want to tell you the tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd, which is the reason why Qi Xi Festival is celebrated in China. The story is as it follows:

Long ago, there was an honest and kind-hearted fellow named Niulang (Cowherd). 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 named Zhinü (Weaver Girl) fell in love with him. She secretly came down to earth and married him. Niulang farmed in the field and Zhinü wove at home. They lived a happy life and gave birth to a boy and a girl. Unfortunately, the God of Heaven soon found this out and ordered the Queen Mother of the Western Heavens to bring Zhinü back.

With the help of celestial cattle, Niulang flew to heaven with his son and daughter. When he was about to catch up with his wife, the Queen Mother took off one of her gold hairpins and scratched a river in the sky to separate the lovers. Niulang and Zhinü have been separated on the two banks ever since. Once a year all of the magpies in the world come to build a bridge for Niulang and Zhinü to meet each other

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All the cards and images below can be downloaded for free by following these steps:

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  3. Left-click on the “save as” option

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How do people celebrate Qi Xi in Shanghai?

Good morning followers! Today we want to share with you, friends, how people celebrate Qi Xi in Shanghai, the capital city of China. On this date people commemorate the tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd, a story which tells a love story between Zhinü (the weaver girl, symbolizing Vega) and Niulang (the cowherd, symbolizing Altair). Below we leave you some pictures about how people celebrate this festivity! We hope you enjoy the images as much as we did!

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All the cards and images below can be downloaded for free by following these steps:

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People celebrating Qi Xi Festival in China

Hello readers! Today we want to share with you some lovely images of people celebrating  Qi Xi Festival in China. This festival is mainly celebrated in China on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month. On this date people commemorate the tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd for more than 2600 years. Below we leave you the pictures for you to share and download for free. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

How to download?

All the cards and images below can be downloaded for free by following these steps:

  1. Pick the card you want to download
  2. Right-click on it
  3. Left-click on the “save as” option

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Images to commemorate Qi Xi Festival

Hello readers! On this day we want to share with you some images which tell the tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd, the story on which this celebration –Qi Xi– is based. This celebration has been celebrated for more than 2500 years. We hope you enjoy the images as much as we did! Remember that you can share and download the images by following the instructions below!

How to download?

All the cards and images below can be downloaded for free by following these steps:

  1. Pick the card you want to download
  2. Right-click on it
  3. Left-click on the “save as” option

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What is Qi Xi?

Hello followers! Today we want to share with you some information about this beautiful chinese celebration. It is called Qi Xi, or Magpie Festival, Double Seventh Festival and Qiqiao Festival. On this date people celebrate the tale of the The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd, which tells the story of Zhinü and Niulan. This myth dates back to over 2600 years ago. Following you have some images to commemorate this lovely celebration!

How to download?

All the cards and images below can be downloaded for free by following these steps:

  1. Pick the card you want to download
  2. Right-click on it
  3. Left-click on the “save as” option

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