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housands of years ago, thatwas ravaged by an evil monster one winter's eve. The followingyear the monster returned andagain ravaged the village. Beforeit could happen a third time, thevillagers devised a plan to scarethe monster away. Red bannerswere hung everywhere; the color red has long been believed toprotect against evil. Firecrackers,drums and gongs were used tocreate loud noises to scare thebeast away. The plan worked andthe celebration lasted severaldays during which people visitedwith each other, exchanged gifts,danced and ate tasty food.