My photo
Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
| 860310 | Pisces | Tiger | 176cm | 52kg | Tadika Chim | SJKC Yuk Chai | SMK Damansara Jaya | National Service Pioneer | Tunku Abdul Rahman College | Sheffield Hallam University | Tutor | Tuition Studio | Musician | Song Writer | Producer | Photographer | Web Designer | Leivad Creative | Doesn't Smoke | Drinks |

♥ Nuffnang♥

Thursday, 7 August 2008

七夕 - The Chinese Valentine's Day

Some said its a Valentine's day for married couples..
Some said its Purple Valentine's day..
Some said its just another seventh day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar..
There are many versions of how 七夕came about..

七夕, explained from the word itself means the seventh night..
So, what's so special about this night?
*头七is also the seventh night mer, counting from the day of death of a person*

You see, there's a story to this day..
*Don't all chinese festivals do??*
A young cowherd named 牛郎 happens to cross seven fairy sisters bathing in a lake.
Encouraged by his mischievous ox *The ox can talk? Or he's just giving a lame excuse?*
he steals their clothes and waits to see what will happen.
The fairy sisters elect the youngest and most beautiful sister 织女to retrieve their clothing.
She does so..Since 牛郎 has seen her naked, she must agree to his request for marriage.
She proves to be a wonderful wife, and 牛郎 a good husband.
They lived happily and had two children.
But the Goddess of Heaven finds out that a mere mortal has married one of the fairy girls and is furious.
She had 织女captured back to heaven.
Down on Earth, 牛郎 is very upset learning that his wife is gone.
Suddenly, his ox begins to talk telling him that if he kills him and puts on his hide, he will be able to go up to Heaven to find his wife. *So..the ox could REALLY talk..*
With tears flowing, he killed the ox, put on the skin and carrying his two children with him and off he went to Heaven to find 织女.
The Goddess found out he had come and was very angry.
Taking out her hairpin, the Goddess scratches a wide river in the sky to separate the two lovers forever..
thus forming the Milky Way, which separates Altair and Vega *They are stars*

*Picture of the couple with their children*

Sad story isn't it??
Well, at least they were happy before and have 2 children..
Without them, this day wouldn't mean anything already, right?
Hopefully those who're in love will treasure their lovers as we don't know when we'll lose them..
As for those who's still waiting, Goodluck to us!!! *Yes..US~!!!!*

No comments:

Post a Comment