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Firecrackers are used by Chinese communities around the world during holiday celebrations and festivals, exceedingly during Chinese New Year.
 

Fire Crackers, Chinese New Year 2015 Kuala Lumpur
Exploding long strips of Fire Crackers in China Town Kuala Lumpur at the end of Chinese New Year 2015.
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Chinese celebrations are accompanied by a lot of noise. The sound of fire crackers chases away the terrible monster ‘Nian’ and other evil spirits, particularly those causing sickness, and hence, the sound brings good fortune. Furthermore, it is believed that the fire cracker’s noise awakens the deities and guardian spirits who are the custodians of good health, good fortune and prosperity. They will watch over the well-being of the people in the community.
 


 

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