Chinese New Year is a very old celebration, a time for repaying debts, enjoying feasts, giving "red envelopes" of lucky money to friends and relatives, and remembering ancestors.
There are many ancient and delightful superstitions surrounding this holiday. This is one of our favorites.
Long ago, in Han times, there was a monster whose name was "Nian". This monster came once each year to a little village and scared everyone!
One day, just by luck, the villagers discovered that "Nian" had a couple fears of his own. He was afraid of the color red. He was even more afraid of scary loud noises!
The villagers prepared. When "Nian" appeared, everyone in the village ran for the red banners and noise makers they had made. They waved their banners and rattled their noise makers. This scared "Nian" so much that "Nian" ran away and was never heard from again!
rattled on Chinese New Year. At midnight, firecrackers, paper dragons, noise makers, the waving of red ribbons and banners all help to drive away any lingering evil spirits from the old year. (In case "Nian" is still lurking about somewhere!) Which all goes to explain why people in China believe the color red signifies joy and luck, and why noise makers are
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