Google today celebrates the Qixi Festival 2019 with a shining doodle. This is one of the most valuable time for the explorers or foreigners to be in China to celebrate the Chinese festival which manages the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in mythology.
Qixi Festival otherwise known as Qiqiao Festival is a romantic tradition that started from Chinese culture more than 2,000 years back. The story of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl has been celebrated in the Qixi Festival since the Han administration. The Qixi festival inspired the Tanabata festival in Japan and Chilseok festival in Korea.
Numerous customs have advanced around this antiquated Qixi festival. In China, kids drape blossoms on the horns of oxen, while young ladies attempt to string a needle by moonlight or read poetry honoring the weaver goddess. This festival is like Valentine’s Day as it is considered as an event for flowers, candy and romantic dinners for the loving birds.
The practices were led in the time of the Han administration in agreement to formal ceremonial state rituals. Over time, the festival activities likewise included traditions that the common people partook.
On the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, the stars Altair and Vega seem near one another in the night sky, isolated by the Milky Way. This heavenly combination inspired the legend of Niulang and Zhinü, a story of true love triumphing against all odds. The individuals living in China additionally celebrate this day by looking to the sky to search for Vega and Altair sparkling in the Milky Way while a third star forms a symbolic bridge between the two stars.
As indicated by the legend, on the off chance that it rains on this day that it was caused by a river sweeping away the magpie bridge or that the rain is the tears of the isolated couple. In view of the legend of a flock of magpies forming a bridge to rejoin the couple, a couple of magpies came to symbolize marital happiness and faithfulness.
Individuals living in China, however the Chinese individuals living in different parts of the world likewise vigorously celebrate Qixi Festival. Google additionally celebrated this festival with a shining doodle in the last year.