The practice of giving ang bao (red packets) is prevalent among Chinese communities all over the world. It is given to children and unmarried people to wish them luck for Chinese New Year.
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While ang bao-giving etiquette is usually honed by observing what our elders did, it can sometimes be a confusing, overwhelming and frustrating process as you ponder how much to give, who to give to and what to do if you receive one.
So, to take the stress out of the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities, we’re answering some questions you may have about these lucky little red packets: