Monday, February 14, 2011

Story of a Cowherd and the Weaver Girl 牛郎织女的故事 ...


Happy Valentine's Day
情人节快乐 ...

14th. February 2011




The Chinese had just celebrated their version of Valentine's day on 
the 7th day of the Chinese Lunar Calender. 

I had not much idea about the more widely known Valentines day 
which fall on every 14th February of each year except that 
it was some what related to Christianity ...

However, I do know a little bit about the story of the Chinese 
Valentines day ...


牛郎织女的故事
Story of a Cowherd and the Weaver Girl

It would begin with a love story for this day is about the 7th daughter 
of Emperor of Heaven (天帝) and an orphaned cowherd (牛郎). 

The Emperor separated them. 
The 7th daughter was forced to move to the star Vega (织女星) and the 
cowherd moved to the star Altair (牵牛星).

They are allowed to meet only once a year on the day of 
7th day of the first lunar month of the year.

10 comments:

L. Atienza said...

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bilsot said...

"I love you ,my love,
everyday
not only today!!!"

pharaonx said...

delicate touch of light. very nice.

Mari Carmen said...

What a beautiful rose!! I love it!

Greetings from Madrid (Spain)

Rob said...

Lovely image!

Amin said...

Hello!
Beautiful photo!

Hilary said...

A lovely story and flower. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

MTO Photography said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely story!
The rose is fantastic:)

Happy Valentine`s day!
/Maria

Costea said...

A romantic picture.

Talibra said...

Piękna róża, pozdrawiam.