The history of the Chinese New Year's beginnings is rich with legend. According to one tale, a monster by the name of Nian (literally, "Year") used to attack villagers at the start of every new year. Because the creature was terrified of clamorous sounds, dazzling lights, and the color red, those things were used to scare it away. Therefore, firecrackers, fireworks, red clothing, and decorations are frequently used in celebrations to herald the new year and bring luck and wealth. Join us, the Chinese communities around the world, in celebrating the annual 15-day Spring Festival as we usher in 2023. Share how you celebrate Chinese New Year with us on instagram at @hanfustory to be featured!