Celebrating Chinese New Year - Firecrackers

by Tricia Morrissey, Dec 27, 2005 | Destinations: Hong Kong / China / Taiwan / Beijing / Taipei

To scare away the terrible Nian, the daring villagers lit hissing, popping firecrackers. Now the first hours of every new year are filled with the sounds of Hiss! Pop! Boom! After the last firecracker explodes, when everything is quiet, the wrappers lie like a red carpet on shop floors and sidewalks.

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