Can you have a look at this script talking about lucky money in China and give me some comments? Thank you very much.
If you ever travel to Hong Kong in Chinese New Year, you might encounter this kind of situation.
You might wonder. Why Chinese give out red envelopes during Chinese New Year?
In Hong Kong, they call the red envelope Lai see. Repeat after me. Lai see. Lai see. in Manland, They are called hong bao
Chinese people love the color red, and regard red as the symbol of energy, happiness and good luck. Sending red envelopes is a way to send good wishes and luck (as well as money).
So who will give the red envelopes to whom? Usually the elders will give the red envelopes to younger. But it workplace, superiors will give the envelope to their subordinates. Beside, marital statues also matters. Theoretically, you won’t get Lai See anymore if you are married. But somehow your family or people around you want to be nice and show their love and care to you, they may still give you Lai See. There’s no strict rule, you can give it to whoever you want. Some residents also give Lai See to the security guard of their building to show their kindness and appreciation to their handwork.
The amount of money you put in the envelope depends on the relationship between giver and the receiver. for closer people, people will give larger amount of money. Like hundred, 5 hundred ect. But for people who are not that close, maybe you just put 20, 50, 100.
There’s One thing you need to be careful, it is impolite to open a red envelope in front of the person who gives it to you. This seems