Google China Qixi Doodle 26 August 2009
Google China is celebrating Qixi – The Chinese Valentine’s Day. It is a beautiful black Google logo with reflections with a pair replacing the second O.
If it rains heavily on Thursday night, some elderly Chinese will say it is because Zhinu, or the Weaving Maid, is crying on the day she met her husband Niulang, or the Cowherd, on the Milky Way.
Most Chinese remember being told this romantic tragedy when they were children on Qixi, or the Seventh Night Festival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, which is usually in early August.