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QiXi Festival 2018 Falls on August 17: Happy Chinese Valentine‘s Day 2018

Each year on on the seventh day of the 7th month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Lovers in China will express their love by beautiful roses, pure and elegant pearls, gorgeous diamonds, carefully arranged banquet and so on. The day of romance for lovers in China is called the QiXi Festival (Chinese: 七夕节), a traditional festival of the Han People in China. The QiXi Festival in 2018 falls on August 17, 2018 on the solar calendar.

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

For true lovers, What they really care are not the beautiful roses, pure and elegant pearls, gorgeous diamonds, carefully arranged banquet and so on, but is that “I will be always be with you to love, honor, and cherish, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health.” So TechiSky wants to send the best wishes for all lovers on this QiXi Festival 2018- All Shall be well, Jack Shall have Jill.

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