Celebrating Chinese New Year - Red Envelopes

by Tricia Morrissey, Dec 27, 2005 | Destinations: China / Beijing

Children's pockets bulge with a windfall of shiny, red envelopes. Each envelope is a gift; the glossy, red paper and golden designs symbolize hope for happiness in the new year. Open them later to find coins?or maybe even crisp paper money?to spend as you like on new toys and sweet candy.

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A New Year's Legend
New Year's Traditions
Flowers & Plants
Eating Together
Lion Dance
Tray of Happiness
Red Envelopes
Lantern Festival
Chinese Calligraphy
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