Today is February 3. We have an annual event in Japan called SETSUBUN on this day, and we usually scatter roasted soy beans in order to drive away goblins and have happiness with saying "Go out, goblin! Come in, happiness!"
And goblin is said to hate the sound of bean's husk and the thorn of holly,so I put it on the front door every year.
Oh, and...they seem to hate also the smell of sardine. Um...I feel goblins are not strong. In Japan, a lot of goblins must be in the outdoors tonight.