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Chinese New Year Red Envelopes - 6 Pack

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£1.95

Origin: China
SKU: ID1071
Size: 16.5 x 9cm - 6 pieces
Cuisine: China

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Wish your family and friends luck and peace for the coming year with these traditional red envelopes. They are also known as hongbao in Mandarin (literally ‘red envelopes’) or lai see/ lì shì in Cantonese (literally ‘lucky money’ or ‘lucky item’ packets).

Traditionally money is given in the envelopes. Custom says that you should give more to your parents and grandparents, then smaller amounts to friends and colleagues, and smaller amounts still to children – however, it’s really up to you.

Try to avoid amounts with a ‘4’ – like £4, £40 etc. – as the number ‘4’ in Chinese sounds very similar to their word for ‘death’ and is therefore very unlucky. Even numbers are luckier than odd numbers, and the number 8 is luckiest of all.

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