Today is Chinese Valentine’s Day! Celebrate with Flowers

Posted By Allen's Flower Market On Wednesday, 07 August 2019 Back

Today is Chinese Valentine’s Day! Celebrate with Flowers

Today is Chinese Valentine’s Day! Celebrate with Flowers


How to Give Flowers – the Chinese Way

Red roses, chocolates, romantic dinners for two – these events don’t have to wait for February 14. For the Chinese community, couples celebrate a form of Valentine’s Day, or QiXi, today in honor of an ancient legend that celebrates the celestial union of two figures – the cowherd and the weaver girl.

According to legends, the two were forbidden from loving one another and were therefore banished and sent to live apart – one on each side of a river, which symbolized the Milky Way. Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a flock of magpies gathers in the sky to form a bridge between the two lovers and allow them to unite for a fleeting day.

This romantic story comes to life in Chinese traditions for newlyweds, families and long-standing couples. Honor your significant other this QiXi with a stunning floral bouquet from Allen’s Flower Market. Our roses are in bloom, and we offer a range of styles and quantities, from a few stems to a 100-stem bouquet.

As a family-owned and operated business for over 40 years, the team at Allen’s Flower Market appreciates holidays that celebrate our community’s diverse cultures and bring people together. We are proud to offer you the finest, freshest floral designs available – have a look at our broad variety of rose-based floral innovations at