The Nian Beast is also called “Xi”. It is an evil beast in ancient Chinese myths and legends. According to legend, in ancient times, every midnight at the end of the year, the Nian Beast would attack the village, and all the villages occupied by the Nian Beast were brutally slaughtered, and the horns on their heads were weapons. People take advantage of the three weaknesses of the Nian beast, set off firecrackers (which will frighten the Nian beast), stick Spring Festival couplets, and drive away the attack of the Nian beast. In order to prevent the harassment of the Nian Beast again, setting off firecrackers and pasting Spring Festival couplets has gradually become a holiday custom, and the Spring Festival has become one of the symbols of the Chinese nation.
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