The traditional Chinese lantern is probably one of the most renowned symbols of Chinese culture all around the world. Many Chinese restaurants or Chinese-themed buildings featured the Chinese traditional lantern at their entrance, even outside China. Thus, even foreigners can easily associate the bright-red, paper lantern with the Chinese Identity. For the Chinese and Chinese-descent, however, the red traditional lanterns will always remind them of the Chinese New Year, and especially the Chinese lantern festival—celebrated 15 days after the Chinese New Year—.
In Chinese mythology and astronomy, the Four Evil Creatures, or Four Perils/Four Fiends (四凶; Sì Xiōng) are a group of four creatures that have been exiled by the gods and are the antagonistic counterparts of the Four Celestial Animals: Azure Dragon, Vermillion Bird, Black Tortoise, and the White Tiger.
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