China's Qixi festival event to kick off in Kunming!Join us!

By : InKunming | Published: 2019-07-26

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[InKunming--KunmingThis year, China's Qixi festival, celebrating the meeting of Niulang and Zhinv stars, falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month in Chinese calendar, on August 7. It is also called Qiqiao Festival, Girls' Festvial or Daughters' Festival in China.We need 7 foreign girls and 3 foreign boys to join our event this time!  

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On the day, a group of people mainly from Yunnan Hanfu(Han Clothes) Association and Kunming Information Hub Media Group(InKunming Channel) are to celebrate the Qixi festival at Nanqiang Street from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Kunming, in a bid to better inherit and display traditional Chinese culture, and further feel the charm of traditional Chinese culture, which advocates family harmony and social harmony in essence. 

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Some interesting and profound events are to be arranged at Nanqiang Street of Kunming on the day. Firstly, a prayer ritual to Zhinv star is to be organized on the site. Head of the Yunnan Hanfu Association will announce pray words in the open air. Meaning of the pray words refer to good willings of people, such as young girls for being beauty, having exquisite traditional hand skills and having a marriage with the man she loves, young ladies for expecting a healthy child and getting the love of her husband and his parents, men for successfully completing their education or being successful in their careers. 

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Secondly, some contests that could test people's hand skills levels are to be held. Partipants are invited to do sewing work on lotus roots according to Chinese old trations in the first round of the contests. Partipants will compete their floating needle skill in the second round of the contests. Within both the first and the second round of the hand skill contests, the one who finishes more quickly will win the contests. The third round of the contests is to test participants' hand skill on embrodering pouch. For the pouch, the more exquisite, the better. Winners of the contests will be awarded small gifts for memorial. 

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Highlights of the Qixi festival event at Nanqiang street also include displays of Chinese Han dynasty's traditional bazzar that sells traditional handicrafts, and some wonderful cultural programs, which shows Chinese ancient dances or ancient music equipments' sounds, ect..Meanwhile, the condition that all participants should wear Chinese Hanfu(Han dynasty's clothes) to attend the event creats a perfect environment for foreign friends to feel athentic Chinese traditional culture. Foreign friends are also invited to give a parade on Nanqiang street while wearing the Chinese Hanfu during the event on August 7. 

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Overall, foreign friends who wish to further feel Chinese traditional culture had better not miss the precious opportunity. You could email to us for enrolling the event through email-box 350583533@qq.com or make a post below the article with your name and contact way(mobile phone number), or just send a short message to us for enrollment via our wechat accounts. Let's look towards Niulang and Zhinv stars together on the day of Qixi festival together and have funs!

Herein enclose "Prayer words on the prayer ritual to the Zhinv star" for your reference:

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文豪:任紅 書法家:孟繼國

戊戌歲七月初七 星河燦爛之夜 

雲南漢服同袍齊聚春城 

遙祀牽牛織女 文曰

良辰有夢 好景難言 佳期悄至 銀漢耀耀 

潮平浪湧 浩水湯湯 日月有行 百鵲功張 

長河懸素 漢渚風涼 羅袖引針 彩絲輕飏 

竭誠祀禮 祝禱雙星 參商神明 玉宇堂皇

金線走影 錦繡華章 正冠撫琴 祈巧在上 

三生安樂 願景呈祥 希吾所求 皆可得償 

鳳兮翔兮 鳴於高崗 龍兮騰兮 雲海飛揚 

天河脈脈 漢水潺潺 新袍舊友 遊園正酣 

漢家兒郎 胸懷家國 漢家女兒 溫潤慧賢

佳餚具備 天地同歡 祀事既成 

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(Pictures and videos were provided by Yunnnan Hanfu Association, and they shall not be reproduced without permission or used for any commercial purposes, offenders.)

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(Editor:Cathy Chen)

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