Red envelop during Chinese festival

From Jan 1 to 8 of the Chinese lunar year, red envelope of an ordinary family child in Hong Kong is 5000 Yuan and 4000Hong Kong dollar.

I think the red packet of a Mainland official’s child should be more than this; the money must stretch beyond the bed.

Chinese call the New Year`s money Hongbao, which are gifts of cash in red envelopes. They are given to children by older family members on Chinese New Year, as lucky gifts for the year ahead. The gifts can range from 100 Yuan to 1,000 Yuan for a child.

It was supposed to be a way of showing love and care to younger people. But now it is more about the amount of money inside.

2 Responses

  1. Some Guy says:

    “It was supposed to be a way of showing love and care to younger people. But now it is more about the amount of money inside.”

    > it was never about showing love and care to younger people, because the child was just an excuse for the adults to pay back “人情” with each other. it is really a pretentious adult game where the children are the scapegoats. most of the time the child never really gains anything from this, the parents in the end collect all the red bags, and they give back the same amount or more than the others to save face.

    backward customs are backward, what can I say.

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