CHINA Summer Palace lights up in Qixi Festival

CHINA

Summer Palace lights up in Qixi Festival

China.org.cn

11:21, August 09, 2019

The Summer Palace in Beijing launched a celebration of the traditional Chinese festival known as Qixi on Aug. 7, 2019. More than 700 Beijing-awarded role models, newlyweds, and family representatives were invited to visit the city landmark and experience traditional culture. (Photos: China.org.cn)

The Qixi Festival, one of China's oldest traditional festivals, falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar. Also known as the Qiqiao Festival and, in English, as the "Daughter's Festival", it celebrates the love between a mythological cowherd and weaver girl, who are separated by the heavenly river and can only reunite on this one day a year.

Night view of the Buddhist Fragrance Pavilion of the Summer Palace in Beijing, Aug. 7, 2019.

Lanterns float on Kunming Lake during the Qixi Festival at the Summer Palace in Beijing, Aug. 7, 2019.

The Kuoru Pavilion is lit up during the Qixi Festival at the Summer Palace in Beijing, Aug. 7, 2019.

Night view of the stone lions of the Seventeen-Arch Bridge during the Qixi Festival at the Summer Palace in Beijing, Aug. 7, 2019.

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