Qi Xi Festival is one of the most romantic traditional Chinese holidays. It is celebrated on the evening of the 7th day of the 7th month of the traditional lunar calendar. Hence, another name for this holiday is the Double Seven Festival.
Qi Xi is closely associated with the tale of the Shepherd and the Weaver, a touching love story that has come down to us from time immemorial. During the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368), noisy fairs were held in the capital, selling special gifts and items for the Qi Xi holiday.
In ancient times, Qi Xi was one of the most beloved holidays. Today, some traditions of the Qi Xi holiday are still preserved in Chinese villages, but in cities, many customs have already lost their color or have completely disappeared.