…now, I know this ending probably isn’t the one that most of us would’ve hoped for.
But that’s because, for millions of Chinese people, this ancient love story was never really about celebrating Niúláng and Zhinü’s happily ever after.
Edit: Instead, it’s about overcoming great struggles and the power of true love (even if it means seeing your lover once each year). For Chinese people, this type of love is a testament of true love and devotion that’s worth celebrating / Random thought: When moments are fleeting with your significant other, it’s often what occurs in the moment of absence, that really is a testament of your love and devotion to one another.
And for those who are in long-distance relationships themselves, you may find that this story is close to your heart. That’s why Chinese Valentine’s Day is really for you.
The day to celebrate […] special love with your sweetheart in China
show each other how much you care / in hope and anticipation leading up to Niulang and Zhinu’s reunion, that you will be reunited again soon.
When is Chinese Valentine’s Day?
Mark your calendars because this year, Chinese Valentine’s Day falls on Saturday, August 14! In 2022, Qixi Festival will fall on August 4. In 2023, it will be celebrated on August 11.
How is Chinese Valentine’s Day Celebrated in China?
In days gone by, Qixi Festival was an occasion for females to prove the skills necessary for marriage. Nowadays, the holiday has followed Western Valentine’s Day traditions for couples to buy gifts, flowers, and chocolates to show your loved ones how much you care.
So to help you make ___________ we’ve shortlisted a few romantic gift ideas so show your love from afar and give her a happy Chinese Valentine’s Day to remember!