Chinese New Year 2022 coming this Feb, 1st!
To have you celebrate this tradition together with us, we have attached "Angpow" to your parcel starting from the 15th of January.
An Angpow or Hongbao in Chinese is a gift of money packed into a red packet. Red is considered a symbol of luck, life and happiness. Hongbaos are given as tokens of good wishes during auspicious occasions such as Chinese New Year and weddings.
However, we do not attach any sort of currency in the Angpow as it's prohibited to ship currency. 😁 Inside, you will find a WPL Dollar with a discount code to spend during this auspicious festive season.
The Angpow is limited edition so do keep it at a safe place!
From the owners of WPL RC and the team, we would like to wish everyone a powerful and daring year in the year of Water Tiger.
Gong Xi Fatt Chai!
*WPL Money/Discount code valid till 30th March.
1. Red Packet is only given by Married Couple to non-married couple and kids only *Edward isn't married yet however
2. Red Packet is given during the first 14 days of CNY
3. Gong Xi Fatt Chai means Wishing you Prosperity and Wealth
If you would like to know more about the Chinese New Year Hongbao GivingTradition. Check out the cool article below.
There are two legends about gift money in ancient China. In one of them, the Eight Immortals transform themselves into coins to help an elderly couple save their son from a demon named Sui. On the eve of Chinese New Year, these eight coins were wrapped in red paper and placed under the child’s pillow to ward off the demon. Parents eventually adopted this practice and would give their children money wrapped in red paper, which was termed ya sui qian (money that can suppress the demon).2 This term, however, is now understood as “money given to children by their elders”.3
The second legend recounts the joyous occasion of the birth of the son of Emperor Xuanzong, during the Tang Dynasty. The emperor gave gold and silver coins to his concubine to be used as charms to protect the baby. The people subsequently adopted this practice and began giving money to their children as gifts.4
During the Song Dynasty in the 12th century, giving money, or li shi in Cantonese, became the norm – parents would give money to their children, as well as to well-wishers who came beating drums and gongs to greet everyone a happy new year. Masters similarly gave their slaves money as tokens of appreciation. The li shi packets were probably made of silk or cloth.5 Over time, parents started to give their children 100 coins representing 100 years of life. On Chinese New Year eve, the coins were presented to the children to buy clothes or save. A poem about the long string of a hundred coins was even composed by Wun Man Yun during the Qing Dynasty.6 By the late 19th century, people started using red packets and calling them hongbao. Only the married, who were deemed “adults”, were expected to distribute hongbao.7
Some guidelines for hongbao-giving during Chinese New Year are: Married adults are expected to distribute hongbao, but are not required to give them to older, unmarried relatives; hongbao should be given to unmarried, younger siblings or cousins, and on rare occasions, to older unmarried nephews; older, single relatives are not expected to distribute hongbao to the younger generation; and money packed into the hongbao should be an even number as odd numbers are associated with condolence money given at funerals.8
It is considered rude to stare at relatives or be overeager to receive hongbao. Reticence reflects good upbringing. The giver should be wished gongxi facai (meaning “wishing you a prosperous new year”). It is also considered ill-mannered to open red packets in the presence of the giver and other people.9
The money packed in the hongbao should be an even number, which is considered lucky and auspicious. If a pair of hongbao is given, the total amount should also be an even number. The Cantonese and Hokkiens give hongbao in pairs to the children of close relatives, as tradition has it that good things come in pairs.10
Hongbao-giving today has been extended to include those wanting to express gratitude, love, care and appreciation to the recipients. Parents, the elderly, the needy, as well as employees are given hongbaos during festive occasions.11 Besides birthday celebrations, hongbaos are also given to newlyweds by their friends and wedding guests to defray wedding costs.12
Source - here