The traditional QiXi Festival 2019 falls on the seventh day of the 7th month on the Chinese lunar calendar, and on August 7 on the solar calendar. Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day 2019. May everything is well for every trustworthy lover.
QiXi Festival comes from the Legend of Niu Lang and Zhi Nü, one of the Chinese four folk legends concerning love.
Niu Lang, a cowboy, was kind-hearted and hard-working. With no living parents, he lived with his brother and brother-in-law, and was maltreated. One day, after having been driven out of his home, an old man (in fact a supernatural being), guided him to the sick cattle from heaven. With great care from Niu Lang, the cattle recovered. In order to show gratitude to Niu Lang, the cow helped him get acquainted with Zhi Nü – a fairy from the heaven. They fell in love with each other and married to live a happy life with Niu Lang planting in the field while Zhi Nü did weaving at home. They were also magically given a boy and a girl.〈/p〉
However, good times didn’t last long because Zhi Nü’s deeds were known by the king of the heaven who took her back to heaven. With the cow’s help, Niu Lang flew to heaven along with his two children as they chased their wife and mother. It was just at that moment before he could reach Zhi Nu that the queen of the heaven created a huge river between them. Tears from the two flowed continuously so that even the queen was moved. As a result, she allowed them to meet only on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month every year. Therefore, the day that Niu Lang and Zhi Nü meet is the present QiXi Festival.
Best Wishes for all Lovers
As we all know that falling in love is easy and it’s the staying that’s hard. To stay and commit you must become a warrior, to fight against Mundane Monday’s kill passion, battles occured over Sunday’s dishes, angry sore infected by people’s imperfections, and a warrior to fight agaist even the outside world influnces, such as parents’ or friends’ opposition, accident, etc.
The Legend of Niu Lang and Zhi Nü is so impressive for their bravety to stay in love depite of class disparity, poverty, parents’ opposition, and long time separation and more we can imagine.
In the end, TechiSky wants to give the best wishes for all lovers on this QiXi Festival 2019 – All Shall be well, Jack Shall have Jill; all lovers shall stay in love as the first sight they fall in love.