In ancient times, there was a monster called “Nian” that would show up every New Year’s Eve to terrorize villages and eat everything in sight. One day, people found that they were able to scare the monster away once and for all by placing red decorations on doors and windows and setting off loud firecrackers.
Now, paper cut outs, also known as “窗花”can be seen everywhere during the Lunar New Year festival. Try one out yourselves! Follow this video featuring Annie from DIVERSEcity.