In Chinese lunar calendar, July 7th is a romantic day for the young people, which is called Qixi Festival that is also referred to the Chinese Valentine’s Day. This festival has been the tradition and many young people celebrate it in their own way. What’s more, the government listed Qixi Festival as the intangible cultural heritage.
The origin of Qixi Festival is about a romantic story. It was said that in the ancient time, a beautiful young lady who was an immortal came to the men’s world. She fell in love with an ordinary man. But there was limitation between immortal and human being, so they were separated by the lady’s parents. Their love story moved a lot of people and the girl’s parents decided to let this couple meet on July 7th every year.
Today, When Qixi Festival comes, the single ladies and men will try to ask the one they like out. They want to have a date and show their likeness. So they know each other’s heart if they say yes on that day. The romantic atmosphere can be sensed everywhere and we are enjoying it.