If you’re wondering why it sounds like your Chinese city is under attack again, a mere five days after the Chinese New Year bombardment, it’s because today is 初五, the 5th day of Spring Festival and the day traditionally reserved for getting together with family and cursing your current and future enemies. In other words, what you’re hearing tonight is Chinese firecracker voodoo.
There’re also voodoo dumplings, among other preemptive enemy cursing traditions, which you can read about here:
- It’s Spring Festival Day 5 — time to chop, pinch, stomp and explode your enemies!
- How to hate people in China
Happy Chūwǔ 兔 you!