Yesterday was the the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese calendar. That is the day known as Qi Xi, 七夕. This particular day is known as Chinese Valentine’s Day or Magpie Festival.

One of the differences between Western world and China - even the Valentine’s Day is appearing in the different place in the calendar. But at the same time we have to remember that we are not used to use lunar calendar here in the West so much. Qi Xi has a story behind the festival but these days it is very commercial festival. Find any similarities to our culture? Yes, our Valentine’s Day is also very much commercial.