My name is Jia Li which means good and beautiful. People in China do exchange flowers and kisses on Valentine’s Day as they do in other parts of the world. The Chinese Valentine’s day is celebrated in a completely traditional way every year by laying down with their lover and watching to East and West of the Milky Way. This day is also known as Qi Qiao Jie, the Chinese Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the seventh eve of the seventh month of the Chinese Lunar calendar. This festival is also called as Seven Sisters Festival or the Festival of the Double Sevens. The festival is celebrated on a grand scale by the people who are in love. There are few legends associated with the origin of Chinese Valentine’s Day, but i only belive one. Read further to know about this interesting folklores.
Legend As per the first legend, a cowherd, Niu Lang, saw the seven daughters of Goddess of Heaven during one of their visits to earth. He decided to have a bit of fun by running off with their clothing, while the daughters were bathing in a river. The youngest and prettiest daughter, Zhi Nu was given the task of asking Niu Lang to return their clothes. Eventually, they fell in love and married to live happily for many years. However, the Goddess of Heaven started missing her daughter and instructed her to come back to Heaven. Zhi Nu obliged to her mother’s wish but was extremely sad over the separation from her lover. Goddess of Heaven could