Tag: Lai See

Lai See: a millennial tradition

With the arrival of the Lunar New Year comes one of China’s oldest customs: the giving of red envelopes (Lai See) to relatives, friends and employees. Known in Mandarin as ‘hong bao’ (red envelopes) and in Cantonese as ‘lai see’ (being useful), the little red packets represent a gesture of thanks, friendship and recognition.

25 Jan, 2017