"Tanabata tonight to see Bi Xiao, pull the cattle weaver crossing the river bridge. Every family begging Qiao Wang, wearing red silk tens of thousands." Whenever I read this poem, will think of a beautiful legend.
Once upon a time there was a boy named Cowboy, who made a living with cattle. One day he rode a god of cattle passing through a forest, Cowboy heard a burst of water, suddenly his gods said: "There is a group of fairies, you quietly walked over, pick up the smallest clothes that can Marry her as a wife. "Later Cowboy tiptoe to take away the clothes. After a while the fairies came out to find clothes, only weaver can not find, other fairies have gone away. Weaver walking or can not find. Cowboy came out to the clothes back to the weaver. Weaver see Cowboy honest and honest, and he married husband and wife.
Since then, they are male and female weaving, live a happy life. After a few years, they had a son and daughter. But it did not last long, this thing was the king of the mother know, the Queen Mother furious, decided to call the days of heaven to the weaver back to heaven, and punished her in the east side of the Galaxy day and night brocade.
Cowboy and his children are very sad, had to ask the Queen Mother. So the cow resorted to all the way to send them to heaven. Cowboy seeking Queen Mother a month, stone heart of the Queen or do not agree. This is the heavenly gods know, but also to the Queen Mother pleaded. Finally, the Queen finally agreed. Allow them to meet each other on July 7th. But the Cowboy is mortal, not the long Galaxy. Maid magpie think of the way, she called partners to take the bridge, they finally met.
July 7 that night, you looked up at the moon, may be able to see them get together the beautiful scenes.
Tanabata, formerly known as Qi Qiao Festival. This festival originated in the Han Dynasty, the Eastern Jin Dynasty Ge Hong's "Xijing Miscellanies" there are "Han color female often to July 7 to wear seven holes in the cardigan, people learn the" record, this is what we The earliest records of the ancient literature about Qi Qiao.
"Tanabata" first came from people's worship of nature. From the historical literature point of view, at least three or four thousand years ago, with the people of the understanding of astronomy and the emergence of textile technology, there are records about the skyline star actress. People worship the stars far more than the Altair and Vega, they think things north and south have seven representatives of the stars, collectively known as twenty-eight places, of which the Big Dipper brightest, for the night to identify the direction. Beidou Qixing the first star called Kuixing, also known as the leader. Later, with the imperial examination system, the champion is called "Great Quebec", the reader to the Tanabata called "Quebec Festival", also known as "drying book festival", to maintain the earliest Tanabata originating from the stars worship traces.
"Tanabata" is also the source of ancient people worship of time. "Seven" and "period" homonym, month and day are "seven", giving a sense of time. Ancient Chinese people to day, month and water, fire, wood, gold, soil five planets together called "seven Yao". Seven in the civil performance in the time stage, in the calculation of time often to "seven seven" for the final. Old Beijing in the dead to do the dojo often to do full "seven seven" for the perfect. To "seven Yao" calculation of the current "week", there are reservations in Japanese. "Seven" and "Kyrgyzstan" homophonic, "seven seven" and double Kyrgyzstan meaning, is a lucky day. In Taiwan, July was called "hi with the Kyrgyzstan" month. Because the hi word in the cursive in the shape of similar to write the "seventy-seven", so the seventy-seven years, also known as "hi birthday."
Song and Yuan Dynasties, Tanabata Qi Qiao quite grand, the capital also has a monopoly Qi Qiao goods market, the world called Qi Qiao City. Song Luo Ye, Jin Ying of the series "Zui Weng talk", said: Tanabata, Pan floor before the sale of beggars. Since July 1, car horse chewing pharynx, to Tanabata the first three days, the car does not pass, the phase of the obstruction, no longer come to the night scattered. Here, from Qi Qiao City to buy beggars of the grand occasion, you can infer that the tribute to the funny scene.
People from the beginning of the beginning of July to start Qicao items, Qi Qiao City on the busy, crowded, to the day near the Tanabata, Qi Qiao City has become a sea of people, the horse is difficult, view the style, it seems no In the most festive festival - the Spring Festival, that Qi Qiao Festival is one of the most favorite festivals. People legend in the evening of Tanabata, the rise can see the Cowherd and the Weaver's Galaxy meet, or in the fruit rack can be eavesdropping two people meet in heaven when the pulse of love.
Girls in this romantic night, facing the sky Lang Lang moon, put the seasonal fruits, overturned worship, begging heavenly fairies can give them the wisdom of the soul and smart hands, so that their knit women skills skilled, More begging for love marriage marriage coincidence.
Tanabata little information we all know it? Is not very interesting? I would also like to hear your information, you can tell me? If you want, let me listen, okay?
"Tanabata tonight to see Bi Xiao, pull cattle weaver crossing the river bridge ... ..."
Today is Tanabata Festival, is the Cowherd and the Weaver once a day together. Around the Tanabata Festival customs are not the same: some places begging Qiaofan, on the month of the needle; some places the girl secretly hiding under the pumpkin shed, listen to the weaver when the whispers meet; some local girl "worship cents Wo" , "Worship the gods", "welcome cents", "Bu Qiao", "赛 clever".
In my hometown, the legend of the morning of July 7, the fairy to descend to take a bath, drink its bath water can cure evil death. This water is called "double seven water". People in this day when the cock, scrambling to the river to take water, get back with the new Weng Sheng up, to be used later.
In the evening, I went swimming, listening to others said today morning and noon a lot of people to the river to swim, bubble evil cure life "double seven water." It is also clever, we went into the water soon, starting a little bit of stars little rain, which is Cowherd and Weaver's "Acacia tears" right?
Night, we came to the roof, looking up at the sky. A galaxy running across the north and south, the banks of the two sides have a shining star, across the river, distant relative, that is, Altair and Vega?
Tanabata Festival is the most traditional Chinese festivals in a romantic holiday!
Today, is our traditional Chinese festival, but also China's Valentine's Day "Tanabata", the following listen to me about the "Tanabata" origin!
In the past, there is a child of cattle, he called the Cowboy, Cowboy from the small parents died, by the brother-in-law to raise up, Cowboy when he was a teenager and his brother sister-in-law, only a cow and his With the old cattle is the first god of cattle, often help the Cowboy, and later in the help of God cattle, he found his beloved lady, she is the Queen Mother's granddaughter, called weaver, so, the Cowboy and weaver married And gave birth to two lovely children. Soon, weaver secretly married to the Cowboy thing finally be the Queen Mother know, sent the weaver caught back. Later, the old cow died, before dying, it helped the Cowboy out of an idea: as long as the cowboy put on cattle, you can fly to heaven. However, the Queen Mother with her head of the hairpin to draw a heaven and waves of the Milky Way, the Cowboy and weaver separated. Later, the Queen Mother finally made a kind heart, to allow them to meet each year in July seventh day, this day, countless magpies flew to the Milky Way, to form a magpie bridge, so that they meet in this magpie bridge.
This is the origin of "Tanabata".