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Hatching Dragons Barbican Nursery-Double Seventh Festival

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Hatching Dragons Nursery School

1 Viscount Street

London

EC1Y 0AA

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Welcome to Hatching Dragons' Nursery Cultural Extravaganza for August -Double Seventh Festival 七夕!

Hatching Dragons Nursery, Barbican, 1 Viscount Street, London, EC1Y 0AA

31st August 2018 Friday 15.30-17.00

What's it all about?

The Qixi Festival (Chinese: 七夕節), also known as the Qiqiao Festival (乞巧節), is a Chinese festival that celebrates the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in Chinese mythology. It falls on the seventh day of the 7th month on the Chinese calendar. It is sometimes called the Double Seventh Festival, the Chinese Valentine's Day, the Night of Sevens, or the Magpie Festival. The festival originated from the romantic legend of two lovers, Zhinü and Niulang, who were the weaver maid and the cowherd, respectively. The tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd has been celebrated in the Qixi Festival since the Han Dynasty. The earliest-known reference to this famous myth dates back to over 2600 years ago, which was told in a poem from the Classic of Poetry.

Timetable for the day

15:30-15:40

Registration

15:40-16:10

Star Gazing Craft
Night Sky Playdough Making
Rainbow Heart
Chinese Jigsaw puzzle
Weave Arts

16:10-16:30

Shadow Puppetry Show:
The Tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd
Two Player Game

16:30-17:00

Qiao Guo Biscuits with Chinese Tea

Please notice that we have very limited space for buggies, please make sure all buggies are foldable (e.g. McLarens). Buggies and prams that are considered too big to accommodate will be rejected on the grounds of Health and Safety so please do consider slings and other forms of transportation for your young one! Thanks.



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