A Tribute To The Star Crossed Lovers — Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qi Xi Festival)

Chocolates, Cards and Love Letters, Candies, Stuffed Animals, Flowers, Balloons, Cakes, Pastries, and everything else with a heart…. VALENTINE! Every couple or singles wooing their love ones love this day! The Chinese Valentine’s Day is called Qixi Festival (“The Night of Sevens”) or Double Seventh Festival or Qiqiao Festival.

Every year, the date varies because it happens on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month. That means it can fall any day between July 31st to August 29th. This year, it will be on August 28, 2017.

A little history. This is the Tale of “The Weaver Girl and The Cowherd” from the Han Dynasty. The celebration originated from the 7th daughter of the Emperor of Heaven, goddess Zhi Nu and her forbidden romance with an orphan farm boy Niu Lang. The boy wanted to meet the girl of her dreams. When he saw the goddess bathing in the lake with her sisters, the ox and the boy stole her fairy clothes. He then used this as an opportunity to have the lady’s hand in marriage. She then fell in love and said yes to the proposal. They got married and had two children. Just when everything is full of happiness, the furious goddess of heaven banished them to the opposite sides of the Silver River. They were sent to distant stars and was only allowed to see each other on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.

It is indeed a story of star-crossed lovers’ distant love and precious love that are on both ends of the universe. There are lots of ways how a person or a couple can show their love for each other. On this special day, let us help you celebrate this day by sharing with you some tips on what to do on this special day.

As a tradition, girls can show their crafting skills to pay tribute to the goddess Zhi Nu who weaved beautiful clouds in the sky. Couples can also visit temples to pray for happiness, success, and togetherness in their relationship. An exchange gift of flowers, chocolates and love letters between couples can also be enjoyed on this day. Dinner reservations should be done early or food shopping for home cooked meals should be prepared for this special occasion. For Men, to show your undying love for your wife or love one, you can opt to get them a new home or a condo. It can be a place where you can start to create lasting memories. Give us a call so we can tell you more about this option (+639158432462) or email us, we would love to hear from you megaworldmanilammg@gmail.com.

To make it more special, we will have an info chart on ways how you can say I love you to your special someone in different languages.

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