The seventh day of the seventh lunar month, is named “Qixi Festival”, also called “Qi Qiao Jie” or “Maid Festival”. It is the most romantic festival in Chinese traditional festivals, which is equal to the Valentine’s Day on February 14.
The story is told that a cowherd boy Niu Lang and Zhi Nu fell in love madly, but because the mortal and the fairy couldn’t get married, the Queen of Heaven delimited a Milky Way with the silver hairpin between them. Two people henceforth lived far apart; only could meet on a bridge of magpies across the Milky Way at the night of the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.
Zhi Nu is a beautiful, intelligent, and deft fairy. So female mortals begs the wisdom and the skillful skill to her in the evening, also asks to bestow the happy marriage, therefore the seventh day of July is also called “the praying for skill festival”.
On each Qixi Festival, many flower shops on Internet will provide you good service in all aspects.
Chinese people attach most importance to the traditional holiday, the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is said that the moon is the roundest on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month every year. Therefore the family members get together to eat moon cakes, and enjoy the moon.
It is said that many Shanghainese like to go to the land stone bridge outside the small east gate to watch the month shade to ripple under the bridge. “the moon under the stone bridges“ then is one of “Shanghai Eight Sceneries”. From Mid-Autumn Festival to 18th, many people also can go to the east city to enjoy rivers and lakes, and go to Zhejiang Haining to watch the tide. In recent years, Shanghai also held “Sweet-Scented Osmanthus Festival” in the Mid-Autumn Festival, with various kinds of theatrical performances.