Seventh lunar month every year this day is a traditional Chinese Valentine's Day. Chinese Valentine Festival began in the Han Dynasty. According to legend, this night every year, is the sky and the Cowherd and Weaver Girl Magpie Bridge of the time. Weaver is a beautiful, intelligent, ingenuity fairies, mortal women will be in this one night to beg her wisdom and skill, and ultimately seek to give her a happy marriage, the seventh day of July is also known as Qi Qiao Festival. According to legend, the night of the Lunar July seven women in the courtyard to Vega beg ingenuity, so called "Qi Qiao." Its origins in the worship of nature and women pinning Qi Qiao, after being given the Vega Legend makes it a symbol of love festival. Tanabata Festival women pinning Qi Qiao, pray Gods, worship Seven Sisters, floral displays and many other practices affecting women red to the Korean Peninsula, Vietnam, Japan and other countries.
2006 May 20, Tanabata Festival was included in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage People's Republic of China State Council.