Happy day friends!
I wanted to share with you a great email I received today. The english isn’t perfect, but to me, that made it more beautiful.
It’s the story behind an important day of celebration in the Chinese culture.
I hope you’ll read and I hope you’ll share.
Enter Jenny and her version of the celebration and story behind it:
“Hope your everything goes well.
Tomorrow is Chinese Double-Seventh Day. It is also called the Chinese Valentine’s Day.
There is a beautiful love story which we would like to share with you.
The Double-Seventh Day refers to the seventh day of the seventh month on the Chinese lunar calendar.
It is not a public holiday in China. However, it is still a very important day to celebrate the annual meeting of the loving couple Niulang and Zhinu.
And almost everyone in China, no matter young or old, is very familiar with the story behind this festival.
A long long time ago, there was a poor cowherd called Niulang. He fell in love with Zhinu who is a very kind and also the most beautiful girl in the whole universe.
But unfortunately, the King and Queen of Heaven tried many ways to separate them as they don’t want their granddaughter marry an ordinary man.
Lastly, the couple was separated by a wide swollen river in the sky.
Magpies are moved by their love story. They organize a magpie bridge on this day every year. So the couple could meet on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.
Later, the poor couple of Niulang and Zhinu each became a star named Altair and Vega. The wide river that keeps them apart is known as the Milky Way.
Every year, the two stars of Altair and Vega are closest together on the Double-Seventh Day.
This Double-Seventh Day is a traditional festival full of romance. More and more people celebrated this festival in China.
Every year on this day, owners of flower shops, bars and stores are full of joys they sell more commodities for love.
Hope you like this story and have a pleasant day with your lover.”
Friends, I hope every day is a pleasant one with you lover.