Red pockets for Chinese New Year in Christchurch

Happy Year of the Snake Yoobee School of Design Christchurch campus gave each international students a Chinese Red Pocket to wish them the best luck in 2013, the Year of the Snake.

The Chinese red pocket is usually given out to children of the family when the children greet their parents on the morning of the 1st of the lunar January. It is a to wish the children good luck, good health and to do well at school during the year. Parents usually put a small amount of money in the pocket and most children choose to save it in their piggy bank. Some children spend this money on birthday presents to their parents. Find out more about Chinese New Year here.