Valentine’s Day is a festival about love, romance, flowers, chocolate, and greeting cards. On this day, men and women send gifts to each other to express their love or friendship. In China, Qixi Festival (on the seventh of July in the lunar calendar), one of the traditional festivals, has the same meaning as Valentine’s day.
Qixi Festival is a traditional Chinese folk festival. Qixi Festival started in the Han Dynasty and flourished in the Song Dynasty. With the development of history, the Qixi Festival is endowed with the beautiful love legend of “Cowherd and Weaver Girl”, which makes it become a festival symbolizing love, thus it is considered to be the most romantic traditional festival in China, and it also has the cultural meaning of “Chinese Valentine’s Day” in modern times.
Legend of “Cowherd and Weaver Girl”
It is said that every seventh day of July, magpies on earth will fly to the sky to build a magpie bridge for Cowherd and Weaver Girl in the galaxy so that they can meet each other. Weaver is a beautiful, intelligent, and handy fairy. On that night, ordinary women begged her for wisdom and dexterous hands, and at the same time praying for a happy marriage.
Of course, the main character of Valentine’s Day is lovers. We have prepared some exquisite Hanfu style for lovers.
Hanfu style for lovers
woman: Aoqun with a horse-face skirt + men: Feiyu robe
traditional Tang style round-collar robe
cross collar Ruqun + big sleeves shirt
women: Qixiong Ruqun + big sleeves shirt; man: cross collar Ruqun + big sleeves shirt
Hanfu element suit
woman: Qixiong Ruqun + big sleeves shirt; man: cross collar Ruqun + big sleeves shirt
Happy Valentine’s day!
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