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