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相傳牛郎織女每年只能在農曆七月初七於鵲橋相會。織女又名七姐,故民間稱這天為七姐誕,又或是七夕、乞巧節,並會在這天「乞求」得到一雙巧手來提升刺繡技巧、祈求覓得如意郎君。

以前每逢七月初六晚,女兒家會「擺七夕」,預備畫有牛郎織女鵲橋相會圖的「七姐盆」、鮮花、水果,還有花露水、化妝品等,向七姐祈願、拜祭。昔日有不少女生都會組成「七姐會」,相約一起拜七姐,未婚女子除了拜祭,還會趁機圍聚夜話,傾訴心事,可以說是女兒家的大節日!

坪洲有一間色彩繽紛的仙姐廟,仍供奉着七姐,每年七姐誕也熱鬧非常。

非遺追蹤


地區:不分地區,可特別留意坪洲的仙姐廟

時間:農曆七月初七

 

The Seventh Sister’s Birthday Festival was inscribed onto…


.The Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory of Hong Kong

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Social practices, rituals and festive events

Intel brief


The legends says that Niulang (cowherd) and Zhinü (weaver maid) could only meet on the 7th day in the 7th lunar month at the Magpie Bridge. Zhinü is also called the Seventh Sister and folks celebrate this specific day as The Seventh Sister’s Birthday, Qixi (Double-Seventh) or Qiqiao (Ask for needlework talent) Festival. Worshippers of the Festival will ask Zhinü to enhance their needlework skills, as well as to pray for a good husband.

On the 6th day in the 7th lunar month, damsels will ‘hold Seventh Sister’s Birthday banquet’. A ‘Seventh Sister Basin’ drawn with the image of Niulang meeting Zhinü at the Magpie Bridge, flowers, fruit, Florida water, cosmetics, etc. will be prepared as offerings for the Seventh Sister. In the old days, many girls would form a ‘Seventh Sister’s Group’ and worship the deity together. Apart from worshipping, the maidens would take the opportunity to gather and have girl’s talk. This is a big event for single ladies!

A colourful temple in Ping Chau is dedicated to the Seventh Sister and is particularly crowded during The Seventh Sister’s Birthday Festival!

ICH tracking


Region: No specific region. Can pay particular attention to Seventh Sister’s Temple, Ping Chau.

Occasion: 7th day in the 7th lunar month.

 

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