On Lunar New Year’s Eve, our parents would give us lucky pocket money in a red envelope to put under our pillows to bring good luck in the year ahead.
The next morning would bring a new year, which means new beginnings. Out with the old and in with the new. That’s why we’d wear new clothes from top to bottom to start fresh in the new year.
The first thing we would do is find our parents, kneel before them, and give our best wishes for good health and protection in the year ahead. Our parents worked so hard and deserved our gratitude.
My parents would pat my head and tell me I was a “good boy” before handing over a red envelope filled with money. We were so happy! If you’re single and unmarried, you’re eligible for free money.
These traditions were passed down to us and we will pass them down to the next generation.