Qiqiao Culture Festival Kicks off
2011-August-4 Source: Newsgd.com
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A series of celebration will he held around the city to mark the Double Seventh Festival, or Qiqiao Culture Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine's Day, which falls on this Saturday. It's a traditional holiday for women to show their ingenuity and express their aspirations for conjugal love and friendship.




The Qiqiao Culture Festival kicked off yesterday (Aug 3) at Zhucun in Tianhe District. According to organizers, the festival will feature a matchmaking event for single men and women in the city on August 6. Interested parties may sign up at the matchmaking service website. Speed dating will be held on Saturday during parades and games at the festival.

This year's festival will also include a female image contest. A number of female participants will take part in contests that test their knowledge of fashion, Qixi culture and customs and their skills the Cantonese dialect and vernacular. The competitions will be live shows of traditional customs and modern dramas.


Source: Newsgd.com & english.gz.gov.cn

Editor: Miranda
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