The Qixi Festival is a time which ignites the romantic passions of young lovers across the Chinese world and beyond. Photo: Shutterstock The Qixi Festival is a time which ignites the romantic passions of young lovers across the Chinese world and beyond. Photo: Shutterstock
The Qixi Festival is a time which ignites the romantic passions of young lovers across the Chinese world and beyond. Photo: Shutterstock
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Qixi Festival: everything you need to know about 'Chinese Valentine’s Day', the Double Seventh lunar calendar date celebrated as Tanabata in Japan and Chilseok in Korea

It’s that time of year again – to dream of love, the moon and the Milky Way. The festival often known as Double Seventh is a tradition that speaks to our deepest romantic yearnings. But just how familiar are you with the ancient tale itself?

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The Qixi Festival is a time which ignites the romantic passions of young lovers across the Chinese world and beyond. Photo: Shutterstock The Qixi Festival is a time which ignites the romantic passions of young lovers across the Chinese world and beyond. Photo: Shutterstock
The Qixi Festival is a time which ignites the romantic passions of young lovers across the Chinese world and beyond. Photo: Shutterstock
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