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Aug 7
All day
Herd Boy and Weaving Maid Festival / Qixijie / Ch'i Hou Chieh
Religious Festivals

This Double Seven festival perpetuates an ancient folk tale of two stars, one on either side of the Heavenly River (the Milky Way). They are held to have been a herd boy and a heavenly weaving maid who had married but were separated when she returned to heaven. The lovers are allowed a reunion on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month when a flock of magpies form a bridge across the Heavenly River.


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Contact: Becky Lamyman
Categories: Religious festivals


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