Romantic Tanabata, love and courtesy
On the day of Tanabata, there is a beautiful love story: the story of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl.
Legend has it that in ancient times, there was a cowherd, his life was very unfortunate. His sister is always harsh on him. One day, the sister gave him nine cows, let him bring back ten cows when he comes back in the evening. The cowherd was very sad, sitting on the grass and crying.
At this time, came over a God cow, it said to the cowherd: You have to change your own destiny, you have to go to the river, there is a fairy, she is the daughter of the Emperor.The cowherd came to the river according to the God cow and found the Weaver Girl. They love at the first sight. The Weaver Girl don’t want return to the sky and marry the cowherd. After the marriage, the two people lived very happily. They also gave birth to two children.
However, when the Emperor knew what was going on between them, he was
very angry and sent someone to catch the fairy. The cowherd is very
sad. God cow said to him again: You can make my skin into leather shoes,
with this pair of shoes you can go to heaven. In accordance with the instructions of the old cow, the Cowherd made a pair of leather shoes with cowhide, picking his two children and walking towards the sky step by step.
But when the Cowherd saw the Weaver Girl, the Queen Mother suddenly appeared. She waved in the air with a silver plaque and turned into a river , separating the cowherd and the Weaver Girl on both sides. The two had no way to be together, they could only look at each other across the river.
Finally, the feelings of the two people moved the magpie, and the magpies set up a bridge for the two at the Seventh of July each year, and the two could meet on the bridge. This bridge is called the magpie bridge.
The story of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl, which is romantic in the classical, reflects the twists and turns of the unyielding love, reflecting the people’s pursuit of love and loyalty to love.The story of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl, we believe that on both sides of the Tianhe River, the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl have been silently guarding each other. They have always witnessed the valuable spirit of “Life is precious and the price of love is higher”, which inspires the determination and courage of young men and women to pursue beautiful love!
All shall be well,jack shall have jill.
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