Qixi Festival is coming……
This beautiful song is for all of you.
Because I love you
|If I got down on my knees|
And I pleaded with you
If I cross a million oceans
Just to be with you
Would you ever let me down?If I climbed the highest mountain
Just to hold you tight
If I said that I would loved you
Every single night
Would you ever let me down?
Well I’m sorry if it sounds kind of sad
Because I love you
If I swan the longest river
Well I’m sorry if that sounds kind of bad
Qixi Festival (Chinese: 七夕節; pinyin: qī xī jié; literally “The Night of Sevens”), also known as Magpie Festival, falls on the seventhday of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese calendar; thus its name. It also inspired Tanabata (aka. Shichiseki [七夕]) in Japan,Chilseok (칠석) in Korea, and in Vietnam. It is sometimes calledChinese Valentine’s Day (Simplified Chinese: 情人节 Pinyin: Qíngrén jié) in recent decades.
Young girls traditionally demonstrate their domestic arts, especially melon carving, on this day and make wishes for a goodhusband. It is also known by the following names:
The story of the cowherd and the weaver girl
See also: The Princess and the Cowherd
A young cowherd named Niulang (Chinese: 牛郎; pinyin: niú láng; literally “[the] cowherd”), came across seven fairy sisters bathing in a lake. Encouraged by his mischievous companion the ox, he stole their clothes and waited to see what would happen. The fairy sisters elected the youngest and most beautiful sister Zhinü (simplified Chinese: 织女; traditional Chinese: 織女; pinyin: zhī nǚ;literally “[the] weaver girl”, the star Vega) to retrieve their clothing. She agreed to do so, but since Niulang had seen her naked, she agreed to his request for marriage. She proved to be a wonderfulwife, and Niulang to be a good husband. They lived happily and had two children. But the Goddess of Heaven (or in someversions, Zhinü’s mother) found out that Zhinü, a fairy girl, had married a mere mortal. The Goddess was furious and orderedZhinü to return to heaven. (Alternatively, the Goddess forced thefairy back to her former duty of weaving colorful clouds, a task she neglected while living on earth with a mortal.) On Earth, Niulang was very upset that his wife had disappeared. Suddenly, his ox began to talk, telling him that if he killed it and put on itshide, he would be able to go up to Heaven to find his wife. Cryingbitterly, he killed the ox, put on the skin, and carried his twobeloved children off to Heaven to find Zhinü. The Goddessdiscovered this and was very angry. Taking out her hairpin, the Goddess scratched a wide river in the sky to separate the twolovers forever, thus forming the Milky Way between Altair andVega.
Zhinü must sit forever on one side of the river, sadly weaving onher loom, while Niulang watches her from afar and takes care of their two children (his flanking stars β and γ Aquilae or by their Chinese names Hè Gu 1 and Hè Gu 3).
But once a year all the magpies in the world would take pity onthem and fly up into heaven to form a bridge (鵲橋, “the bridge of magpies”, Que Qiao) over the star Deneb in the Cygnusconstellation so the lovers may be together for a single night, which is the seventh night of the seventh moon.