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Tibetans send digital red envelope amid epidemic to greet losar

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 02/25/2020 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    Traditionally, people give red envelopes filled with money, known as hongbao, to children during Tibetan New Year celebrations. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

    "Best wishes to you, may I have my red envelope, please?" is a well-known phrase for harvesting monetary gifts during happy occasions.

     

    As a symbolic way of sharing love and blessings, traditionally, people give red envelopes filled with money, known as hongbao, to children amid new year celebrations.

     

    However, since the outbreak of the epidemic this year, people choose to send electronic red envelopes along with the good wishes via WeChat to celebrate the Tibetan New Year, which starts on February 24.

     

     

    Local residents led the red envelope frenzy on popular instant messaging platform WeChat on the first day of Tibetan New Year. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    Red Envelopes, also known as "red packet" or "good luck envelope," are often decorated with lucky symbols or auspicious messages and stuffed with money. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    People both sent and received the most digital lucky money during new year occasions, a time-honored tradition increasingly seen online thanks to the growing popularity of mobile payment. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

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