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EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Red Packets For Chinese New Year In Singapore

As Lunar New Year approaches, you or your family may receive or have the chance to give red packets, or hongbao (a.k.a., “ang pow” in Hokkien).

In traditional Chinese belief, giving money during the new year is lucky for the person receiving the money, and for the person giving it. In fact, you get double the luck back!

Not sure about hongbao-giving etiquette? Here’s all you need to know.

Related links:
EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Chinese New Year in Singapore
In Pictures: How Chinese And Non-Chinese Celebrate Lunar New Year In Singapore
5 Traditional Chinese New Year Goodies in Singapore and the Meaning Behind Them

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By Bryna Singh, The Straits Times, January 2017 / Additional reporting by Pinky Chng / updated January 2019

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