Chinese legend has it that on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month every year, a cowherd and a weaver girl—a pair of star-crossed lovers—meet across the Milky Way. This enduring romantic folktale has come to represent an auspicious day to celebrate romance and love, and is one of the most significant festivals in Chinese culture. It is known variously as the Qixi Festival (七夕節), the Double Seventh Festival, or Chinese Valentine’s Day.
In 2022, the festival falls on August 4. It’s a popular time for presenting loved ones with thoughtful gifts, and here, we’ve rounded up our favourite creations to choose from.
This cotton sweater from Gucci’s Lovelight collection features a dazzling embroidered floral design—perfect for someone who enjoys a touch of colour in their wardrobe.