Colorful Tanabata

On August 4, at the Marriage Registration Office of the Civil Affairs Bureau of Ganyu District, Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province, a couple of newlyweds took pictures after receiving their marriage certificates. Photo by Si Wei

China Daily, Beijing, August 4th. August 4th, 2022, the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, is the traditional Chinese festival Qixi Festival. Various folk activities are held in various places to promote the excellent traditional Chinese culture. Many newlyweds also choose to register their marriage on this day to witness their love.

On August 4, at the Marriage Registration Office of the Civil Affairs Bureau of Congtai District, Handan City, Hebei Province, a newlywed couple displays the marriage certificate they just received. Photo by Hao Qunying

On August 3, a pair of elderly people hugged affectionately at the wedding ceremony of “Silver Hair” in Zhongjiang Village, Daguan Town, Nanchuan District, Chongqing City. On the same day, the District Women’s Federation and other departments held a “silver-haired” collective wedding for 9 pairs of elderly people over 60 years old, which made the elderly feel romantic again. Photo by Qu Mingbin

On August 4th, at the 24th Love Culture Festival in Yongji, Shanxi Province, 20 couples participated in the Tang-style tourism collective wedding. Photo by Liu Baocheng

August 4, in Dongchangfu District, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province, a couple of newlyweds drank together at a group wedding, implying that the husband and wife will never be separated. Photo by Zhang Zhenxiang

August 4th, in an ancient house in Chang’an Village, Heping Town, Changxing County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, ladies placed needles on the water to experience “floating needles to try tricks”. Photo by Wu Zheng

August 3, in a shopping mall in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, the 20-meter-long staircase was covered with roses, attracting citizens to come to watch and take pictures. Photo by Fang Dongxu

On August 3, merchants were sorting flowers in a flower mall in Haigang District, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. The number of flower reservations for the Tanabata Festival has increased. Photo by Cao Jianxiong

On August 1, on Dongfeng East Street, Kuiwen District, Weifang City, Shandong Province, the “Love Train” attracted citizens to “check in” to take pictures. Photo by Zhang Chi