CNY Flashback: Chinese New Year Tree

You'd heard of a Christmas tree for the Yuletide but a Chinese New Year tree for Chinese New Year? This year, we have just that at home - Chinese New Year tree. Some of the trees and shrubs in the garden got decorated with red envelopes and that I suppose, could be called Chinese New Year trees. By the way, the red envelopes which when filled with money are called ang pow and are given to children by adults during Chinese New Year. Elders normally give ang pows to the children on the first day but the red packets can be given out throughout the fifteen days of Chinese New Year. The red packets are given by married people to unmarried people regardless of their age. The unmarried stand to gain when they go a-visiting. Perhaps, here, you can see the joy of visiting during Chinese New Year!

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