Qixi Festival

Qixi Festival
Date and time
All day, August 07, 2019

Qixi Festival, literally "The Night of Sevens", also known as Magpie Festival, falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese calendar; thus its name. It inspired Tanabata in Japan, Chilseok, in Korea, and Thá in Vietnam. It has sometimes been called Chinese Valentine's Day since the late 1990s.

Girls traditionally demonstrate their domestic arts on this day and make wishes for a good husband. Qixi originated during the Han Dynasty.

This calendar listing is intended to provide information about the named cultural/religious observation and is not intended as an actual campus event. If a campus event is associated with this observance, it will be listed separately on the master calendar.

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