Chinese Valentines Day also known as Magpie Festival falls on the seventh day of the 7th lunar month of the chinese calendar. Since it has double seven it has also acquired itís name as Qixi Festival (meaning night of the sevens). The event has also inspired some part of Korea, Tanabata in Japan and That Tich in Vietnam.
Traditionally young girls demonstrate their domestic arts, especially melon carving, on this day and make wishes for a good husband. Another tradition is for young girls to throw a sewing needle into a bowl full of water on the night of Qi Xi as a test of embroidery skills. If the needle floats on top of the water instead of sinking, it is believed to be an indication of the girl's being a skilled embroideress.
On the evening of the Qixi Festival, the summer sky becomes very interesting for the sky gazers, as one sees the two stars the Cowherd (a bright star in the constellation Aquila, west of the Milky Way) and the Weaving Maid (the star Vega, east of the Milky Way) appear closer together than at any other time of the year. Chinese believe the stars are lovers who are permitted to meet by the queen of Heaven once a year. That day falls on the double seventh (Qixi in Chinese), which is China's own Valentine's Day.
So letís celebrate the date of the beautiful love with your beloved. If your are miles apart then hereís a collection of chinese valentines day cards or Qixi Festival greeting card to sent to your sweetheart and tell him/ her how much you love him/ her.