learn Chinese – Chinese Valentine’s day wish to you
16th August 2010.
Happy Double Seventh Festival — Chinese Valentine’s day
The Double Seventh day will be a best day for marriage.
Wedding Ceremony: The bride would be led along the red carpet in a festive atmosphere. The bridegroom, also in a red gown, would kowtow three times to worship the heaven, parents and spouse. Then the new couple would go to their bridal chamber and guests would be treated to a feast. Wine should be poured to the brim of a cup but must not spill over.
History of the Double Seventh Day,A long long time ago, there was a poor cowherd, Niulang. He fell in love with Zhinu, “the Girl Weaver”. Virtuous and kind, she was the most beautiful being in the whole universe. Unfortunately, the King and Queen of Heaven were furious finding out that their granddaughter had gone to the world of Man and taken a husband. Thus, the couple was separated by a wide swollen river in the sky and can only meet once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.
The poor couple of Niulang and Zhinu each became a star. Niulang is Altair and Zhinu is Vega. The wide river that keeps them apart is known as the Milky Way. On the east side of the Milky Way,
Here is a Double Seventh Day card in Chinese
Titled as:Romantic Double Seventh Day
With a poem:
Although the milky way seperate us
There always comes the music of love
Time pass by with romance
The true love will still survive
For all the forum members,and your lovers!
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