The present Doodle praises the Qixi Festival, otherwise called Qixi Valentine’s Day, a festival of affection saw in Taiwan every year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month.
The occasion follows its foundations to an antiquated Chinese story of illegal sentiment. The legend recounts a human bovine herder named Niúláng and a pixie named Zhinü–the little girl of the goddess of paradise who began to look all starry eyed at and marry covertly. At the point when Zhinü’s mom found that her girl had hitched a human man, she denied their affection and requested Zhinü come back to paradise.
Niúláng endeavored to discover his significant other in paradise, yet the goddess made a stream between them, referred to today as the Milky Way. Moved by Niúláng’s tragedy, a large number of jaybirds shaped an extension over the stream to rejoin the couple, a scene rethought in the Doodle craftsmanship. Thus, the goddess consented to permit the star-crossed sweethearts to meet once per year on this day.
Out of appreciation for the pair’s yearly gathering, individuals across Taiwan take this day to commend the ones they love.
Happy Qixi Festival!