Banks have been urged to not print the year or Chinese zodiac sign on lai see packets so those left over can be used again. Photo: Fung Chang

Why ‘lucky money’ red packets are unlikely to disappear in Hong Kong, despite rise of electronic lai see

  • Hongkongers traditionally hand out lai see – red paper packets filled with ‘lucky money’ – on auspicious occasions like birthdays, weddings and Lunar New Year
  • More people are sending their festive gifts and greetings digitally, with e-payment operators and banks reporting greater interest in e-lai see services
Topic |   City Weekend
Banks have been urged to not print the year or Chinese zodiac sign on lai see packets so those left over can be used again. Photo: Fung Chang
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