2017 Qixi AKA Chinese Valentines Day
Today, August 28, marks Qixi aka Chinese Valentine's Day of the year 2017, the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar. Legend has it that on this day, a weaver maid Zhinü and a cowherd Niulang, who have been separated by the Milky Way, have their reunion. They meet on a bridge called Magpie Bridges formed by the magpies flocking from all around the world. This traditional festival is also celebrated in Japan, Korea and Vietnam, referred to as Chinese Valentine's Day.