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Chinese Spring Festival essentials: Luck money, or ‘Ya Sui Qian’

There is a special privilege for children and teenagers during the Spring Festival in China: Ya Sui Qian, or the ‘luck money’. Wrapped in red envelopes, it is usually a monetary gift given by their elderly relatives to the younger generation, symbolizing a good luck in the New Year.

However, not everyone welcomes the tradition of giving out luck money. Many have complained that they are suffering from what is called ‘the stress of Ya Sui Qian’. In these pictures, we give you some insights of the luck money:

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    BTW IT’S CALLED HONG BAO AS HONG MEANS RED CAUSE THE MONEY IS PUT IN THE RED ENVELOPE. I WANT TO TRANSLATE THE “BAO” BUT...
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    A look at Luck Money during China´s Spring Festival.
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