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Red Envelopes and Lucky Money on Chinese New Year

Main Text Subject: So…I think the idea is that…the rule that my family uses is, if you’re still in school…you receive. And once you have a job, like a full-time job, then you give. Um. And then so, when we were kids, like, each set of parents would usually give an envelope to each kid…. Continue Reading »

“Ya Sui Qian”

So there is a tradition in China: Elder generations will give lucky money to younger generations during the Chinese Lunar New Year. The reason why parents choose to give their offspring lucky money come from a story as follows: A long time ago, there was a monster named “Sui.” It came out every New Year’s… Continue Reading »