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Chinese Valentine’s Day

August 1, 2006 – 12:07 pm

Yesterday was the “Chinese Valentine’s Day”.  It’s not really called that, it is actually called “Qi Xi” - or in English “The Night of Sevens”.  This day occurs on the seventh day of the seventh month of the Chinese calendar - which this year fell on July 31.

But don’t worry!  You have not missed the opportunity of surprising a loved one, as interestingly, in the Chinese calendar, this year is a leap year - and specifically, the seventh month is a leap month.  This gives us two Qi Xi days this year, the second one almost one month later - August 30.

Find out more at Wikipedia

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