Qixi Festival displays hand-made talents
2012-August-23 Source: www.lifeofguangzhou.com
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Qixi Festival, also known as the Double Seventh Festival, is the best time to visit Zhucun Village where you can witness the magical transformation from every day things to exquisite handicrafts.

In the old days, the Qixi Festival which falls on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar is a day for the unmarried girls to attract men by showcasing their hand-made crafts, building a bridge between single people. So the festival is always regarded as the Chinese Valentine's Day, much more romantic than its original significance. The handicraft traditions have been kept alive for centuries in the villages' ancestral temples of the Guangzhou's Tianhe district, and Nanhai Sea God Temple in Huangpu district.

On August 23, the festival opening ceremony will be held in Hui Run Square in Huangpu district. A ten-day exhibition that follows also covers embroidery, paper cutting and other folk arts.

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