Sunday, February 21, 2016

Another Chinese New Year Passes Thru Town

The red packets* have been handed out, the carnival is leaving town, and the Year of the Monkey has officially begun. Kung Hei Fat Choy!

*A red packet is a red envelope with money, given on holidays like Chinese New Year to children, to employees, or to other people that help you in your daily life. There are quite a few superstitious rules associated with the giving of money: for starters, the money has to be brand new, the amount should not have an unlucky number 4 in it, and unless the money is given to newlyweds, it should be an even number.

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