Chinese Legend - Chinese New Year

by Anonymous

Creative Commons Tuesday October 4, 2011

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Hi, Kevin! Do you know why Chinese people like to use the color Red while celebrating Chinese New Year?

Yes Becky, I do.

A long long time ago, there was a monster that lived in the Ocean of China. Peopel called it "Nián" because it came up to the land once a year. Nian means year.

humm...I'm hungry....

run! my son, run!

ouch... I need to hurry...

i don't wanna die..

Nián always came up by the end of the year to find something to eat.

nian is coming...

We can't run any more..

During that time, people could only hide in the mountains.

Hurry up!

Wherever monster Nian passed, it was a disaster.

That is horrible! Kevin! Didn't anyone have any idea to beat the monster? Don't you have superman in your country?

uha.. easy Becky...

Me too, i am tired of this ....

One year, some people were tired of running. They decided to setup a bonfire to keep each other warm.

Please don't give up.

i am cold and tired...

Oh My Gosh, what is that red thing and that sound? It's killing me!!

oh my, it's the fire and the noises!

What is nian doing?

It runs away....

Next year, when Nián came again, people decorated almost everything in Red. They also set up the bonfire, and made all kind of noises to scare it away.

I haven't eaten for years....I am hungry.....

Since then, the monster Nián never came to attack villages again. People use the term “Guò Nián” to imply they survived from monster Nian.

Until today, Chinese people still use the Red color to celebrate Chinese New Year. It means the bad has gone, the new has come.

I see.

Chinese Culture is interesting! Thanks for sharing Kevin!

You are welcome Becky. I'm glad you like it!

Hi, Kevin! Do you know why Chinese  people like to use the color Red while  celebrating Chinese New Year? | Yes Becky,  I do. A long long time ago, there was a monster that lived in the Ocean of China. Peopel called it "Nián" because it came up to the land once a year. Nian means year. humm...I'm hungry.... | run! my son, run! | ouch... I need to hurry... | i don't wanna die.. | Nián always came up by the end of the year to find something to eat. | Oh no, mother... nian is coming... | We can't run any more.. | During that time, people could only hide in the mountains. | Hurry up! Wherever monster Nian passed, it was a disaster. That is horrible! Kevin!  Didn't anyone have any idea to beat the monster?  Don't you have superman in your country? | uha.. easy Becky... Me too, i am tired of this .... | One year, some people were tired of running. They decided to setup a bonfire to keep each other warm. | Please don't give up. | i am cold and tired... Oh My Gosh,  what is that red thing and  that sound?  It's killing me!! | oh my, it's the fire and the noises! | What is nian doing? | It runs away.... Next year, when Nián came again, people decorated almost  everything in Red. They also set up the bonfire, and made  all kind of noises to scare it away. I haven't eaten for years....I am hungry..... | Since then, the  monster Nián never  came to attack  villages again.  People use the  term “Guò Nián”  to imply they  survived from  monster Nian. Until today, Chinese people still use the Red color to celebrate Chinese New Year. It means the bad has gone, the new has come. | I see. Chinese Culture is interesting! Thanks for sharing Kevin! | You are welcome Becky. I'm glad you like it!

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