Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day ♥♥♥

I know it's not February 14!

But for the Chinese Calendar (August 16, 2010) is the seventh day of the seventh lunar month (July 7) and known to its name "Qi Xi" or "Seventh Eve". It's translated as Chinese Valentine's Day! According to the ancient story that handed down, there was a cowherd fell in love with a weaver girl. As usual, their love affair was forbidden. Since then, they only see each other up in the sky once a year when Weaver Girl Star (Vega from the West) and Cowherd Star (Altair) helped by Magpie to become their bridge. When you look up in the summer sky, you'll see the couple twinkling towards each other.

In Taiwan, the tradition still celebrated , like the couple will go to Lover's Temple to make a wish for their happiness, and that they will not end up like Vega and Altair. Roses and chocolates are all over, lots of activities like concerts, dates, and the like.

If you're here right now, you can feel that LOVE is in the air! ♥♥♥


Birdman said...

Great colors and an interesting text about the day. I learn a lot about the world from these blogs.

arabesque said...

hi lani! just read your about,
glad to know that you've adjusted life in taiwan, despite its ups and down! ^0^

i love looking at your fotos!
it's been awhile since i last visited taiwan, so much has changed, best of all i think i miss the food and night market! ^0^

btw, happy hearts day!

Misalyn said...

Happy hearts day Lani!

Evelyn said...

:) Happy valentines Lani.

Hilda said...

Very interesting and lovely tradition. I hope it's not as commercial as the Feb 14 Valentine's Day.

Happy lovers' day, Lani! :)

Love this colorful sign!

LD said...

Interesting about the 7th day of the 7th month. Never knew that and enjoyed your post!

Diann said...

How cool! i love hearing about traditions like this!

Nora Johnson said...

Hi again!

Love all the Reds here! You have such a lovely blog!

Have a great week,


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craftyles said...

That sounds like a nice tradition. Nice pic to go with it. Happy Reds!

LV said...

I do enjoy seeing and learning about the traditions in other countries. I truly enjoyed your feature today.

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