Double Seventh Festival originated from the worship of natural celestial phenomena. Ancient Chinese knew something about the celestial phenomena of Cowherd and weaver girl. At this night, people can see Altair and Alpha Lyrae. People compare the Altair to a man and Alpha Lyrae to a women. The girls will pray to them for have a satisfactory marriage.
There is a fairy tale on Double Seventh Festival about the Cowherd and the Weaving Maid. When the Cowherd and the weaver girl met in July 7th, countless crowds of magpies flew to build a bridge for them. On the top of the magpie bridge, the Cowherd and the weaver girl are reunited, the weaver girl and cowboy love each other and embrace their children. There are countless words to say. On the evening of the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, looking up at the stars twinkling in the night sky, you can see two bright stars on both sides of the Milky Way in the distance. If people listen quietly under the grape rack, they can also faintly hear the Weaver Girl and the Cowherd conversing affectionately.
At this day, Chinese girls will pray to have good skills and true love. On the night of Double Seventh Festival, the woman holds five-colored silk threads and nine-hole needles arranged in succession to pierce the lead threads in the moonlight. The person who passes the threads quickly and completely is called "dexterous." It shows the wisdom and yearning of the working people in ancient China. Women will take Proper Fruit to her husband from her family.
Double Seventh Festival has different meanings in Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and North Korea. But in China, people express love to someone you like. All shall be well, jack shall have jill.
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