The Qixi Festival, a traditional Chinese festival originated from the Han Dynasty（202-220 BC） falls on the seventh day of the seventh month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar,
when people pray for smooth and lasting love.
On May 20, 2006, the Qixi Festival was inscripted by the State Council into the First Batch of the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
In ancient China, the Qixi Festival was a festival for the women. Many women offered sacrifices on the evening thereof, as well as prayed to the Weaver Fairy for ingenuity by threading needles, making small items and displaying fruits.
This practice is why the Qixi Festival is sometimes referred to as the “Begging Festival.”