The “God of Fortune” delivers a red packet (lai see) to 100-year-old Cheung Yuen-kiu, as hundreds of elderly people tie their New Year wishes to a tangerine tree at Wong Tai Sin Temple. Photo: Oliver Tsang

Chinese New Year means good fortune in red packets: you can’t replace tradition

  • Receiving lai see bodes well for the rest of the year, and being blessed with good luck messages is an essential part of traditional New Year custom
Topic |   Lunar New Year

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The “God of Fortune” delivers a red packet (lai see) to 100-year-old Cheung Yuen-kiu, as hundreds of elderly people tie their New Year wishes to a tangerine tree at Wong Tai Sin Temple. Photo: Oliver Tsang
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