Chinese Valentine’s Day 的来历
Traditional festival – the origin of Chinese valentine’s dayChinese valentine’s day in China’s lunar seventh day, also known as the QiQiao Festival, is a traditional Chinese folk festival. Chinese valentine’s day is mainly the ancient Chinese working people adore nature of celestial then created this festival. The festival with the story of “NiuLang(Altair) ZhiNv(Vega)” as the carrier, Altair and Vega, respectively is the stars in the sky, the ancient working people to imagine a couple of every year seventh day meet on the magpie bridge. Chinese valentine’s day began in the song dynasty heyday, up to now there are a lot of folk gradually disappear, but there are a lot of people still celebrate Chinese valentine’s day.
The background of Chinese valentine’s day.Tanabata background story is a story of NiuLang and ZhiNv. NiuLang is a farmer, a diligent honest, and there are one god cattle which can speak in his home. One day, the fairies of heaven(ZhiNv) came to earth, after god cattle’s guidance, NiuLang and ZhiNv get married. Soon after, They have a pair of lovely children. And then, the heavenly queen of heaven god because person can’t get marry with god. Then take ZhiNv back to heaven. God cattle life came to an end at this moment. It let NiuLang with cowhide, the double seventh day of every year to go to heaven and ZhiNv meet. But the sky has TianHe, NiuLang cannot get through.However, many magpies came and formed an arch over the magpie bridge, allowing them to meet on this day. However, Double Seventh Festival is just a fairy tale, but it also tells us that anything is possible.
传统节日–七夕的天象织女星，又称为织女一或天琴座α ，是天琴座中最明亮的恒星，距离地球约 25 光年。河鼓二，即著名的“牛郎星”，“天鹰座α“，又叫“牵牛星”或“大将军”，在日文中称作“彦星”。排名全天第十二的明亮恒星 ，白色。牛郎、织女两颗星是夏季星空中的两颗亮星，如果想观赏这两颗星可以在晚上9时后，仰头90度，或躺在室外的长椅上望向星空，明亮的织女星首先出现在天顶附近，随后在其偏南方向还有一颗一等星的牛郎星。当晚10时30分左右，月亮就已坠入西南方地平线以下，此时的银河以及牛郎、织女两星将更加清晰明亮。所以七夕也是有各自的星象意味.
The celestial phenomena of Chinese valentine’s dayZhiNv Star, also known as vega I or alpha Lyra. It is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, about 25 light-years from earth. Hekuji, also known as “Altair”, “Aquila alpha”, also known as “NiuLang Star” or “general”, is known in Japanese as “yanxing”. The 12th brightest star in the sky, white.Altair and Vega are two bright stars in the summer sky. If you want to watch these two stars, you can look at the sky after 9 PM with your head up 90 degrees.or you can lie on a bench outside. Around 10:30 p.m., the moon will have fallen below the southwest horizon. When the Milky Way and the stars Altair and Vega will be clearer and brighter. Therefore,Double Seventh Festival also has its own astrology meaning.
Traditional festival – the traditional activities of Double Seventh FestivalIncense bridge – at night, people worship the two stars, pray for good luck, and then burn the incense bridge, symbolizing the two stars have crossed the incense bridge, happy to meet. The incense bridge is derived from the legend of magpie bridge. Catch dew – the custom of catching dew with washbasin is popular in zhejiang countryside. It is said that the dew during the qixi festival is the tears when the cowherd and the weaver girl meet. If put on the eyes and hands, it can make people see and handle quickly.
xiān yún nòng qiǎo ， fēi xīng chuán hèn ，
yín hàn tiáo tiáo àn dù 。
jīn fēng yù lù yī xiāng féng ，
biàn shèng què rén jiān wú shù 。
róu qíng shì shuǐ ， jiā qī rú mèng ，
rěn gù què qiáo guī lù ！
liǎng qíng ruò shì jiǔ cháng shí ，
yòu qǐ zài cháo zhāo mù mù ！
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