Home   |   About GZ   |   Directory   |   Contact Us   |   Help Center
Government  |   Residents  |   Visitors  |   Business 
what's on
Enjoying the Qiqiao Festival in Guangzhou
Source: newsgd.com

The opening ceremony of Guangzhou’s Qiqiao Festival is held at the Zhu Village in Guangzhou on the evening of August 24, 2017 [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]

The Qiqiao or Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, falls on August 28 this year. This day refers to the seventh day of the seven month in the lunar calendar every year. It is also called “the birthday of seven sisters”, “the birthday of seven fairies” or “the worship of seven fairies” in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou attaches great importance to the Qiqiao Festival. The annual Guangzhou Qiqiao Festival is now being held at the Zhu Village in Tianhe District and Canton Tower and will last until early September. Here are some of the events for you to enjoy during the festival in Guangzhou.

Girls’s coming-of-age ceremony (七夕大型女子成年及笄礼)

Time: 18:30 - 21:00, August 26, 2017

Venue: West Square, Canton Tower (广州塔西广场)

Nearby metro station: Canton Tower station, Line 3

Qiqiao handicrafts competition and exhibition (赛巧会)

Time: August 24 - 29, 2017

Venue: Zhu Village Elementary School, Tianhe District (天河区珠村小学)

Nearby bus station: Zhu Village Elementary School station or Zhu Village station, Bus No. 348, 390, b15, b20

Photo exhibition of inherited Qiqiao handicrafts in Guangdong (全省乞巧传承人图片巡展)

Time: August 25 - September 10, 2017

Venue: Circular passage, first floor, Canton Tower (广州塔首层环形通道)

Nearby metro station: Canton Tower station, Line 3

Qixi Youth Social Gathering (七夕星汇夜青年联谊会)

Time: 17:00 - 22:00, August 27, 2017

Venue: Haixinsha Red Boat Wharf & Red Boat on the Pearl River (海心沙红船码头、珠江红船)

Nearby APM station: Haixinsha station, AMP Line

Visitors view Qiqiao handicrafts at the Qiqiao Culture Museum. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]

Qiqiao Culture Museum (乞巧文化博物馆)

Qiqiao is a special festival dedicated to females that falls on the seventh day of the 7th month on the Chinese calendar. The Qiqiao Culture Museum is China's first Qiqiao culture-themed museum, focusing on the exhibition and trading of Qiqiao works, the promotion and development of Qiqiao crafts, and the preservation and research of Qiqiao as an item of intangible cultural heritage.

Admission: free

Opening hours: During Qiqiao Culture Festival

Add.: Zhu Village, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区珠村)

Nearby bus station: Zhu Village Elementary School station or Zhu Village station, Bus No. 348, 390, b15, b20.

All materials marked with "source: English.gz.gov.cn" on this website (including but not limited to text, photographs, audio and video materials) are the copyrighted property of Guangzhou International (the official website of Guangzhou Municipality). Without prior authorization from Guangzhou International, any media, website, organization or individual shall not transmit, interlink, distribute or republish such materials in any form. Any media and website authorized to republish such materials shall mark them with "source: Guangzhou International (English.gz.gov.cn)". Infringement of these copyrights will result in legal action.

If you find out anything wrong with the information, links and the translation, please offer your comments by selecting the relative content with your mouse and holding "CTRL" and "ENTER" simultaneously. Thank you!
Copyright © 2010 The People`s Government of Guangzhou Municipality.All RightsReserved
Email: gzportal@gz.gov.cn ICP备案号:粤B2-20040244