The Tanabata Festival, also known as the Beggar's Day and the Daughter's Day, is a traditional Chinese festival that comes from the legend of the Cowherd and the Weaving Maiden and is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar.
In ancient times, women would offer sacrifices to the Seven Sisters on their birthdays to pray for dexterity and a happy marriage. This is where the name "Begging for Coquettishness" comes from. Women would also thread needles into the moon and the wind with fine threads of five colours, which were worn in for a long time. Over time, Tanabata also became the "Daughter's Day". The Tanabata Festival takes the folklore of the Cowherd and the Weaving Maiden as a carrier, expressing the emotion of married men and women who will never leave each other and grow old together, and abiding by the promise of love.
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