Qixi Festival – Commonly Known as Chinese Valentine’s Day It happens every year on the seventh day of the seventh month.
Qixi Festival is also known as Qiqiao Festival, Double Seventh Festival, Chinese Valentine’s Day, Night of Sevens and Magpie Festival.
Story of Qixi Festival
Qixi Festival which is celebrated in Taiwan, Singapore and other regions of Asia. It is based on the romantic story of Shinnu, a shepherd, from Chinese mythology, and the daughter of a weaver girl and a powerful goddess.
Let us know about its story, there was an orphan named Niulang who lived with his brother and sister-in-law. But after being mistreated by his family and abused by his sister-in-law, Niulung is thrown out of the house along with an old cow.
With the help of the cow, Niulang locates a beautiful fairy Zinu, Zinu who was bored with her life in heaven, decided to become a weaver girl on earth without permission. And she comes to earth and meets Niulang and Niulang and Zinu fall in love and together they get married and live a happy life together and eventually they have two children. Read also
However, when Zinu’s mother learns that her daughter has married a mortal, she sends Jinu back to heaven by her soldiers.
Niulung’s heart breaks, He tries to go to Jinu while chasing his love. But a goddess separates them from a river of stars, which we know as the Milky Way.
The couple’s devastation was felt throughout the universe, causing all the magpies on Earth to fly up to heaven and help reunite the couple by building a bridge across the river.
Her mother, inspired by their love for each other, decided to allow Niulung and Zinu to meet once a year through a bridge of magpies that fly over the River of Stars.