Monday, March 1, 2010

Chinese Valentine's Day

LOL ok so Jackie is providing lots of information today from his msg's on Twitter. He says today is Chinese Valentine's Day. I thought it was the Lantern Festival which ends the Chinese New Year Celebrations however Jackie is right - because I found this small bit of information:

Lantern Festival — used to serve as a day for love and matchmaking, on which an unmarried girl was traditionally permitted to appear in public unescorted and thus be seen by eligible bachelors. It was one of the few nights in ancient times without a strict curfew. It is sometimes regarded as another Chinese Valentine's Day. Young people were chaperoned in the streets in hopes of finding love. Matchmakers acted busily in hopes of pairing couples.


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