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On lofty peak or under wave I'm waiting for that fateful day

When minors all come to play; pining for to slay.

Couples in red lean on doors, poems read, calls to war,

Mystic rhymes so abhorred, warning me of stay.

Missiles launched in the air, rainbows rupture here and there,

Drums burst and bang without a care, and lions dance away.

Who am I?

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Carnival? The last two lines denote some sort of celebration... with fire crackers and fake lions dancing...

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Carnival? The last two lines denote some sort of celebration... with fire crackers and fake lions dancing...

No, but on the right track

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the US national anthem, star spangled banner..

No I'm not, but thanks for the suggestion; that or something similar would definitely make a good riddle.

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I am not very familiar with American days of celebration. should it be Independance day?

What are the days of celebration?

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the star spangled banner, the US national anthem also. But then I thought it might be THE star spangled banner, the US flag

is it the flag?

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On lofty peak or under wave I'm waiting for that fateful day

When minors all come to play; pining for to slay.

Couples in red lean on doors, poems read, calls to war,

Mystic rhymes so abhorred, warning me of stay.

Missiles launched in the air, rainbows rupture here and there,

Drums burst and bang without a care, and lions dance away.

Who am I?

Prom fits, sort of. Flag works as well, but which flag has lions?

I looked up some of the festivities involved with Chinese(or Lunar) New Year and I think I'll go with that. The red couples line was especially telling, as they hang red lanterns in doorways in pairs.

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Prom fits, sort of. Flag works as well, but which flag has lions?

I looked up some of the festivities involved with Chinese(or Lunar) New Year and I think I'll go with that. The red couples line was especially telling, as they hang red lanterns in doorways in pairs.

Yeah, but... who is "Chinese New Year"? Cousin of Moon Unit and Dweezil, perhaps?

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Grayven and Tryinto . . . definitely in the ballpark, but "who" is the question, as d3 pointed out. I used that term to distinguish "it" from inanimate objects. THAT is a huge hint. Might need a bit more research. GL

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Grayven and Tryinto . . . definitely in the ballpark, but "who" is the question, as d3 pointed out. I used that term to distinguish "it" from inanimate objects. THAT is a huge hint. Might need a bit more research. GL

Ahh, missed that part. You must be referring to the evil spirits that are to be warded off by the aggressiveness of the Lion dance.

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It's the monster Nian. Chinese Lunar New Year celebrates the yearly battle with Nian, who resides under the sea or high in the mountains and awaits the new year to attack and devour livestock, villagers, and especially children. The color red, the poetic couplets hanging on doors, fireworks, Lion dance, all were to ward him (it) off.

Ahh, missed that part. You must be referring to the evil spirits that are to be warded off by the aggressiveness of the Lion dance.

No, not evil spirits. One thing, not a spirit. This one's been stagnant for awhile so I'll just give it.

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