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6 Chinese Valentine’s Traditions to Help you Find Love

Give these traditions a try to improve your chances of finding true love

08·05·2011

6 Chinese Valentine’s Traditions to Help you Find Love

Give these traditions a try to improve your chances of finding true love

08·05·2011

Give these traditions a try to improve your chances of finding true love. Chinese Valentine’s Day, or Qixi (七夕), is on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.

 

  1. Single? Pop over to the Temple of the Matchmaker and pray for love. Couples also go there to pray for their future happiness.
  2.  Show off your arts and craft skills. Chinese girls believe that craftiness is essential for a successful future family, so they pray to the godess Zhi Nu to increase their skills. They practice carving melons and in some provinces decorate ox’s horns for good luck.
  3.  Make sure to wash your hair. Shiny hair is meant to bring good luck on this day.
  4.  Another one for the girls: when the stars are high in the sky, try your luck at floating a needle on water. If it sinks, you’re not mature enough to find a husband; if it floats – you’d better start looking!
  5.  Stare up at the night sky and see if you can spot the stars Aquila and Vega.
  6. Listen for the godess Zhi Nu speaking to her forbidden lover, Niu Lang, through grapevines.

 

Hate Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone.