QiXi Festival: Chinese Valentine’s Day w/ Dance Lessons & Calligraphy | Chinatown
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Chinese Historical Society | 965 Clay St, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
In celebration of QiXi Festival (also known as the Double Seventh Festival or Chinese Valentine’s Day), CHSA Museum invites you to an afternoon of social dancing, art making, sharing of memories, and a presentation on the mythology around QiXi, a story about the hidden love between two people: Niulang and Zhinü.
Free, but an RSVP is required
The QiXi Festival is celebrated every year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month with various traditions. Over the years in China, the story has been told through painting, visual arts, Chinese opera, and performance.
- Two cardmaking stations: calligraphy and fingerprinting
- Presentation on the history and significance of Niulang and Zhinü, the tradition of Qixi, and it’s similarities to Valentine’s Day
- Learn how to do the waltz, salsa, or chacha and become a hit at future dance parties
This free event is part of CHSA’s Chinatown Memories Project. Rick Quan will be conducting interviews of select and interested couples about memorable experiences meeting their partners/spouses/loved ones for the first time. If you are interested in sharing your stories for this CHSA video project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.