Create A Mood in Chinese Valentine with DIY Jewelries

Chinese’s Valentine’s Day is drawing near . Like Valentine’s day of western countries, which is celebrated with much pomp and pageantry on 14th February, Qi Qiao Jie, or the seventh eve referred to as Chinese Valentine’s Day on August 6th, is also an annual tribute to love.

Love birds eagerly awaits to spend this romantic day with their mate and open their hearts out. Moreover it is also an apt day to propose a person you are in love with or take your sweetheart out on a date to some romantic place and greet him/her with meaningful gifts.

The whole romantic atmosphere has been lighten up by Chinese Valentine’s Day. Get ready to celebrate the gorgeous festival with us! DIY some romantic gifts such as necklace,earrings or rings with love-themed beads and beads supplies ! Bring him or her surprise with romantic gifts and share love stories of ancient China. You are sure to win his/her heart all over again.

The Chinese Valentine’s Day

Welcome to my jewelry making blog, you know, our Qixi Festival is near. Qixi Festival is the Chinese Valentine’s Day. The Chinese Valentine’s Day is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. Raise your head in evening on this day and gaze at the stars, you will find something romantic going on in the sky. That is, on this evening, Niu Lang and Zhi Nu will meet on a bridge of magpies across the Milky Way. Chinese grannies will remind children that they would not be able to see any magpies on that evening because all the magpies have left to form a bridge in the heavens with their wings.

The Chinese Valentine’s DayThe legend has been handed down for nearly 2 millennia. The story has been recorded as far back as the Jin Dynasty (256-420 AD). Poets composed hundreds of verses on the love story and many types of Chinese opera tell the story.

The Chinese people believe that the star Vega, east of the Milky Way, is Zhi Nu and, at the constellation of Aquila, on the western side of the Milky Way, Niu Lang waits for his wife, who is very pretty, there is beautiful flower cabochons in this dresses.

Zhi Nu was said to be the youngest of seven daughters of the Queen of Heaven. With her sisters, she worked hard to weave beautiful clouds in the sky, while Niu Lang was a poor orphan cowherd, driven out of his home by his elder brother and his cruel wife.

Niu Lang lamented over his lonely and poor life with an old cow, his only friend and companion. The magical cow kindly told him of a way to find a beautiful and nice woman as his life companion.

Under the direction of the cow, Niu Lang went to the riverside on an evening, where the seven fairies slipped out of their heavenly palace to bathe.

The Chinese Valentine’s DayHe took one of the beautiful silk dresses the fairies had left on the bank. When the fairies left the water, the youngest couldn’t find her clothes and had to see her sisters fly back to heaven without her.

Then Niu Lang came out with the dress and asked the youngest fairy, Zhi Nu, to stay with him.

Several years passed on Earth, which were only a few days in heaven. Niu Lang and Zhi Nu lived happily together and had two children before the Queen of Heaven discovered Zhi Nu’s absence.

She was so annoyed she had Zhi Nu brought back to heaven. Seeing his beloved wife flying in the sky, Niu Lang was terrified. He caught sight of the cowhide hanging on a wall. The magical cow had told him before dying of old age: “Keep the cowhide for emergency use.”

Putting the cowhide on, he went after his wife with his two children.

With the help of the cowhide, Niu Lang was able to follow Zhi Nu into heaven. He was about to reach his wife when the Queen showed up and pulled off her hairpin to draw a line between the two. The line became the Silver River in heaven, or the Milky Way.

Zhi Nu went back to the heavenly workshop, going on weaving the clouds. But she was so sad, and missed her husband across the Silver River so much that the clouds she weaved seemed sad. Finally, the Queen showed a little mercy, allowing the couple to meet once every year on the Silver River.

The Chinese Valentine’s Day falls on the following dates in the Western calendar – mark on your calendar, and you can also create some beading gifts to your friends using the pretty beads.

Year 2010 Monday August 16, 2010 Chinese Valentine’s Day
Year 2011 Saturday August 6, 2011 Chinese Valentine’s Day
Year 2012 Thursday August 23, 2012 Chinese Valentine’s Day
Year 2013 Tuesday August 13, 2013 Chinese Valentine’s Day
Year 2014 Saturday August 2, 2014 Chinese Valentine’s Day
Year 2015 Thursday August 20, 2015 Chinese Valentine’s Day