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November 25, 2007

It's my pleasure to tell you something about Double Seventh Festival in China. Well, where to begin. About this festival this was a story passed down from generation to generation.

Long time ago, there was a young man called Niu Lang. His parents died when he was still a little boy, so his brother and brother's wife took care of him. But his sister-in-law was not very kind, and when Niu Lang grew up, she did not allow Niu Lang to live with them. So Niu Lang lived alone and supported himself by farming and herding cattle.

One day, a fairy Zhi Nv from the Heaven saw Niu Lang and fell in love with him. She came down from the Heaven secretly and married with Niu Lang. Everyday Niu Land did farming in the field while Zhi Nv wove at home. They lived a happy life and gave birth to a boy and a girl. Unfortunately, the God of the Heaven found this and orded the Queue to bring Zhi Nv back to the Heaven. With the help of Celestial Cattle, Niu Lang flied to the Heaven with their two kids to meet Zhi Nv. But the Queue did not want Niu Lang and Zhi Nv to meet with each other, so she polled out one of her gold hairpins from her hair bun and made the Milky. Niu Lang and Zhi Nv were seperated by the Milky.

However, Birds knew all about this and they were deeply touched by them. Tens of thousands of birds flying to the sky made a bright for Niu Lang and Zhi Nv. In the end, the GOD of the Heaven allowed Niu Lang and Zhia Nv to meet once a year on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.

After that, people in China celebrate this festival as Valentine's Day. On that day, lovers make lili-water with white paper, set a red candle in the center of the lili-water and put it into the river. It is said that God will bless them. They will get married and accompany each other in the rest of their lifetime.

On the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, when the sky is dotted with stars, people can see the Milky River and at each side of the river, there is a bright star. That's Niu Lang and Zhi Nv star and if your eyesight is wonderful enough, you can see two small stars at each side of one of the two stars. They are Niu Lang and Zhia Nv's two kids.

So, that's all about it. I hope you enjoy this story.

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09:20 PM Nov 25 2007


hi,that' great. i really want to make friends with you.