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Chinese Valentine’s Day
Lovers in Taiwan are lucky because they have two romantic holidays in one year. Besides February 14 th, Western Valentine’s Day, they also celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day. This holiday, which takes place on the 7 th day of the 7 th lunar month, memorializes the cowherd Niu Lang’s once-a-year reunion with the weaver girl Zhu Nu. On this day some people go to matchmaker temples to pray for love and marriage.
Now, however, this traditional holiday has become increasingly commercialized. People often say that money can’t buy you love, but owners of flower shops, candy stores, restaurants, hotels, and jewelry stores would disagree.
Vocabulary Chinese Valentine’s Day 七夕(中國情人節) romantic 浪漫的 besides 除了…之外 takes place 發生 the 7 th day of the 7 th lunar month 農曆七月七日 memorializes 紀念 cowherd 牛郎 once-a-year 一年一度的
reunion 團員 matchmaker temples 月老廟 pray for 祈求 increasingly 逐漸地 commercialized 商業化 owners 老闆 jewelry stores 珠寶店
Analysis 1. romantic 羅曼蒂克(adj) romance 羅曼史(n) 2. beside 除了……外還有…… except for 除了……外沒有…… 3. It takes place on the 7 th day of the 7 th lunar month 指這個節慶的日期 Ex. Christmas takes place on December 25 th.
Analysis 4. once-a-year reunion once-a-year 是形容reunion的形容詞 5. TV commercials 電視廣告(n) commercialize商業化(V) commercialized 商業化的(adj)