The Tibetan New Year is also celebrated in Bhutan and Nepal.
It is celebrated in January or February, depending on the lunar calendar.
Legend has it that the Chinese New Year originated with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian or "Year" in Chinese.
On the first day of the New Year, Nian would come to devour livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children. Villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year to protect themselves. They believed that