What’s the meaning of “520”?
What is this “520 day” that so many Chinese are crazy about? 520 is a short form of the day of May 20; and, this date is another Valentine’s Day in China. But why is this date Valentine’s Day? It may sound funny but “520” sounds phonetically very close to “I Love You”, or “Wo Ai Ni” in Chinese.
To many, February 14 is the Valentine’s Day every year to celebrate. But, people in China celebrate more than one Valentine’s Day. In addition to the one in February, they celebrate on 20 May 2020 (520 Day) and Qixi Festival(七夕节）. Both are uniquely Chinese Valentine’s Day.
520 or 521 “holiday” is not official but many couples celebrate this Chinese Valentine’s Day; and, 520 has this specific meaning for “I Love You” in China.
Origin of May 20 / 520, China Internet Valentine’s Day
The “520 day” festival in China originated from the Taiwanese singer Fan XiaoXuan’s song “Digital Love”, “520” is said to be “I love you”, and the close connection between “I love you” and “Internet lover” in an online song of musician Wu Yulong.
Later, “521” was gradually given the meaning of “I am willing” and “I love you” by lovers in China. “Online Valentine’s Day” is also known as “Marriage Day”, “Love Expression Day”, “Love Festival”, etc.
There is yet another reason why this 520 day is special this year. All of Beijing is on a ‘lockdown’ and fighting the pandemic. Since everyone’s normal lives have been affected, we are going to try and keep one thing normal, our foxes hash.
We may need to to ‘sneak out’ for a run, and it might be difficult to find a quiet and secret cocktail and circle spot, but the Harriettes are determined to still celebrate this day of love by showing their support and love for each other! Especially during this difficult time!
30 RMB includes trail and circle beverages
Dinner Waimai by the river if no polices chasing us.
A-A, bag drop available
Friday, 20th May
Meet at 7pm, run starts at 7:15pm
Arrow factory 箭厂啤酒, the bar is not open, but you can buy beer from their door and also drop things at the door.
Xindong Road No.1 Liangmahe South Road Floor 2 Dudong, Chaoyang
D’erections to meet up spot:
Take line 10, get off at Liangmaqiao Station, get out from exit D. Go on Xinyuan nanlu 800m turn left to Xin Dong lu then turn right 100 to Liangma South road.It`s a bit far from subway station, take a bike.
Who are the Beijing Foxes?
We are the harriettes of the Beijing hash. Like our mythical fox spirit sisters (狐狸精), we are mischievous and alluring. We roam the hutongs of Beijing and sip wine under the stars.