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Qixi Festival - August 1-4

Claim a Sweet Treat

The Qixi Festival (Double Seventh Festival) is one of China’s traditional festivals and is also known as Chinese Valentine's Day. It's based on a romantic legend and falls on the 7th day of the 7th Chinese lunar month.  This year, Qixi Festival falls on Thursday August 4.

To celebrate Qixi Festival at Harbour Town we're giving away sweet Lindt chocolate treats!  All you need to do is:

1. Spend $77 in one transaction in-Centre between 1-4 August 2022

2. Present your receipt to our friendly staff at the Information Kiosk located outside Tommy Hilfiger

3. They will stamp your receipt and you will claim your treat!

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The History of Qixi Festival 

Qixi Festival originated from the legend of the cowherd and the weaver girl (Niulang and Zhinü):


An ox herd, Niulang, with the help of his ox (the demoted cattle god) married a fairy, Zhinü, who became a weaver girl. Zhinü's mother, a goddess, returned Zhinü to heaven. Niulang pursued using the ox's hide. The goddess separated them by a river of stars (the Milky Way), but magpies were allowed to form a bridge for them to meet once a year (Qixi).


The festival has been celebrated since the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), and today people celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day by giving chocolates, flowers, and other presents to their sweethearts.

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