Qixi Festival, also known as Qiqiao Festival, Qijie Festival, daughter’s day, Qiqiao Festival, Qiniang Association, Qixi Festival, niuniuniupo day, Qiaoxi, is a traditional Chinese folk festival. Qixi Festival is derived from the worship of stars and stars. It is the birthday of Qijie in the traditional sense. It is called “Qijie Festival” because it is held on July 7th. It is a traditional custom to worship Qijie, to pray for blessings, to pray for skillful skills, to sit and watch the morning glory and Vega, to pray for marriage, and to store water on the Double Seventh Festival. With the development of history, the Chinese Valentine’s day has been endowed with the beautiful love legend of “Cowherd and Weaver Girl”, making it a festival symbolizing love. Therefore, it is regarded as the most romantic traditional festival in China, and has produced the cultural meaning of “Chinese Valentine’s Day” in contemporary times.
Qixi Festival is not only a festival for worshiping seven sisters, but also a festival for love. It is a comprehensive festival with the folk legend of “Cowherd and Weaver Girl” as the carrier, praying for blessing, begging for cleverness and love as the theme, and women as the main body. The “Cowherd and Weaver Girl” on the Chinese Valentine’s day comes from people’s worship of natural phenomena. In ancient times, people corresponded astronomical star regions with geographical regions. In terms of astronomy, this corresponding relationship is called “dividing stars”, and in terms of geography, it is called “dividing fields”. It is said that on the seventh day of July every year, the Cowherd and the weaver girl will meet on the magpie bridge in the sky.
Qixi Festival started in ancient times, popularized in the Western Han Dynasty, and flourished in the Song Dynasty. In ancient times, Chinese Valentine’s Day is a special festival for pretty girls. Among the numerous folk customs of the Double Seventh Festival, some of them are gradually disappearing, but a considerable part of them have been continued by people. Qixi Festival originated in China. In some Asian countries influenced by Chinese culture, such as Japan, Korean Peninsula and Vietnam, there is also a tradition of celebrating the festival. On May 20, 2006, Qixi Festival was listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list by the State Council of the people’s Republic of China.
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