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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The 7th Day of The 7th Month

The Emperor of Heaven's 7th daughter fell in love with Cowherd. The union was unacceptable and the Emperor separated them. The 7th daughter had to move to the star Vega and Cowherd moved to Altair. For once a year they meet on the 7th day of the 7th month.

Chinese Valentines Day is called The Daughter's Festival. In the early days, Chinese girls would train themselves in good handcrafting skills which were essential for a good marriage. On that night, unmarried girls will pray to the Weaving Maid star to become smarter. When the star Vega is high in the sky the unmarried girls have a test, they will put a needle on the water surface and if it floats this means they are already smart and they will find a husband. The girls can wish for anything but only one a year.
On this day many people will go to the temple of Matchmaker and pray for love and possible marriage.
Enjoy this holiday and send roses, chocolates and lots of love to your sweetie, and with a Happy Valentine Note. And don't be mad he didn't remember, neither did you.

There were more than one version of this story link here for more detailed info:
Chinese Valentine's Day

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