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Enjoying the Qiqiao Festival in Guangzhou

2017-August-25       Source: Newsgd.com

The annual Guangzhou Qiqiao Festival is now being held at the Zhu Village in Tianhe District and Canton Tower and will last until early September. Here are some of the events for you to enjoy during the festival in Guangzhou.

The opening ceremony of Guangzhou’s Qiqiao Festival is held at the Zhu Village in Guangzhou on the evening of August 24, 2017 [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]

The Qiqiao or Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, falls on August 28 this year. This day refers to the seventh day of the seven month in the lunar calendar every year. It is also called “the birthday of seven sisters”, “the birthday of seven fairies” or “the worship of seven fairies” in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou attaches great importance to the Qiqiao Festival. The annual Guangzhou Qiqiao Festival is now being held at the Zhu Village in Tianhe District and Canton Tower and will last until early September. Here are some of the events for you to enjoy during the festival in Guangzhou.

Girls’s coming-of-age ceremony (七夕大型女子成年及笄礼)

Time: 18:30 - 21:00, August 26, 2017

Venue: West Square, Canton Tower (广州塔西广场)

Nearby metro station: Canton Tower station, Line 3

Qiqiao handicrafts competition and exhibition (赛巧会)

Time: August 24 - 29, 2017

Venue: Zhu Village Elementary School, Tianhe District (天河区珠村小学)

Nearby bus station: Zhu Village Elementary School station or Zhu Village station, Bus No. 348, 390, b15, b20

Photo exhibition of inherited Qiqiao handicrafts in Guangdong (全省乞巧传承人图片巡展)

Time: August 25 - September 10, 2017

Venue: Circular passage, first floor, Canton Tower (广州塔首层环形通道)

Nearby metro station: Canton Tower station, Line 3

Qixi Youth Social Gathering (七夕星汇夜青年联谊会)

Time: 17:00 - 22:00, August 27, 2017

Venue: Haixinsha Red Boat Wharf & Red Boat on the Pearl River (海心沙红船码头、珠江红船)

Nearby APM station: Haixinsha station, AMP Line

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Editor: Monica Liu

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