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Chinese Folktale: The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl

Chinese Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar. Amid the celebration, some recall the folktale that inspired this day — the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl. The folktale behind a Chinese tradition The tale of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl can be traced to Chinese ...

Emma Lu

The reunion of the weaver girl and the cowherd on the bridge of magpies. Artwork in the Long Corridor of the Summer Palace in Beijing.