Asked by badge from usa | Feb. 17, 2014 16:31
About:China Culture

will you please tell me about the giving of lucky money at new year?

How do you say it in mandrin or the most culturely common way?How do you write it in traditional charecters. And finally, will you kindly tel me about this tradition and the manners and ettiquette associated with the tradition. Thank you for your consideration.

Answers (2)
Answered by LiHong from PRC | Feb. 18, 2014 03:30
We say "压岁钱(yā suì qián)" in Chinese. In some areas, the kids usually kowtowed to the elder people and say "Happy New Year" to them and then the elder people give lucky money to the kids. In my hometown, kids seldom kowtow for asking the lucky money. They just say Happy New Year and then they receive their lucky money.
Answered by badge from usa | Feb. 18, 2014 18:07
Thank you, LiHong. I gave my daughter $20 lucky money, in a red envelope and am going to continue the tradition. Thanks again for the info!
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