Red envelope that carries money inside
Red envelope that carries money inside

Hongbao are red envelopes that you receive during special holidays (mainly Chinese new year and weddings) that carry money inside of them. Normally it's either $20 dollars or some Chinese money that is kinda useless in America. The purpose of a hongbao is to wish you a good life and happiness (and that's why you get it once a year). Everybody who is Chinese or has Chinese in them has received at least 10 hangbaos in their lives (you get multiple when you or born and you get 1 or 2 as the years go on). 

Place(s): China

– Keymani

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