Nain, the Horrible Monster


Long ago, a monster named Nian lived in the mountains. Every year, around the time of the New Year, he would go to the nearby village in China and eat all the food and livestock. People were scared of him. This continued for years. But one day, Nian saw a villager dressed in red clothes. The red clothes scared him and he ran down the hill screaming. The villager was so scared that he dropped his metal bucket.

The bucket rolled down the hill making a horrible noise. Frightened, Nian began to run faster. The villager told everyone about his amazing deed. Next year, when Nian arrived, they waved red banners and made loud noises with the rattles they had made. Nian was scared and ran away. He never returned. That is the reason why people in China believe that red colour signifies luck.

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