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Chinese has two valentine’s day to celebrate. One on February 14th and another on the 7th lunar day in August Before knowing how they celebrate this day, you must know why was this celebrated. There was a story of “Weaving Maid and the Cowherd” which way backs to 2000 years back to Han Dynasty where cupid hasn’t started making his rounds. There was a man named Niulang and a woman named Zhinu who is the 7th daughter of Goddess of Heaven. All the sisters along with Zhinu decided to have fun and landed on earth, took a bath and returned home expect Zhinu. She is known as weaving maid and her work is to weave beautiful white clouds. Niulang along with his old ox has hidden her clothes so she can’t fly away, after that they fell in love with each other and gets married. But Zhinu must return to heaven on her mother’s order and this Old Ox helps Niulang to go to heaven with its powers. But Zhinu's mother decided to separate them using a river. But the magpies moved by their true love are permitted to come once in a year on the 7th lunar day in August and build a bridge to unite these lovers. This is the brief description of why Chinese celebrate Qixi festival .
So, these are all the traditions and beliefs that people follow in China and Taiwan. If you have someone who’s living there you can send some gifts through Giftsnideas.com and remind them of their customs. They will feel excited that you know their culture and follow them.
Written by: Harneet from Gift Guide