Unformatted text preview: envelopes are given to children from adults. The firecrackers are used because of a legend; it is about a man-eating beast named “Nian,” who was sensitive to sounds. The firecrackers were used to scare the beast from eating people so everyone can have a good year. The Chinese New Year is a festive time and families reunite, it is a time to come together and wish each other a good year....
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- Spring '08
- Chinese, New Year, Chinese New, fifteen days