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The Art of Giving Red Envelopes: 10 Essential Tips for the Lunar New Year

As the Lunar New Year approaches, the tradition of giving red envelopes, known as “hongbao,” takes center stage in Chinese culture. These red packets symbolize good luck and are a way to ward off evil spirits, ensuring a peaceful year ahead. While it’s a time of joy and celebration, there are certain customs and taboos ...

Max Lu

Accessories to celebrate the Lunar New Year sit on a wooden table.