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Qixi Festival Celebrations in Changsha Ancient Town

Updated: 2019-08-07

Citizens pray for blessings at the Macrolink Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town.


Citizens dressed in ancient costumes at the town.

A Silk Road Cultural Week with the theme of “Qixi Festival” is being held at the Macrolink Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town, the former site of the Changsha Tongguan Kiln, between August 3 and 7.

A variety of interactive events, including touring around the town in ancient costumes, praying for blessings, and enjoying a light show, are arranged for visitors to enjoy a unique and romantic festival.

Visitors also have chances to experience colorful traditional events such as embroidery making and paper cutting, which are held at the town’s Embroidery Museum. A video contest is also taking place on Tik Tok, China's short video sharing platform. Those who would love to speak loudly of their love may have chance to get free admission to the town.

Between July 1 and August 31, the ancient town offers night tour tickets, 100 CNY/person (at half price of the original) for visitors who enter the town after 16:30.

About the Qixi Festival:
The Qixi Festival is a Chinese festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology. It falls on the seventh day of the seventh month on the Chinese calendar. It is sometimes called the Double Seventh Festival, the Chinese Valentine's Day, the Night of Sevens, or the Magpie Festival. It falls on August 7 this year.

Address: Taoyuan Village, Tongguan Street, Wangcheng District, Changsha

Source: enghunan.gov.cn