Answer Key – What is in That “红包(hóngbāo) Red Envelope”?

Answer: B

In China, you may receive a “红包(hóngbāo) red envelope” on certain important days like at your wedding, on your birthday, and so on.

Some of the most important festivals for the Chinese include Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-autumn Festival. During these special occasions, adults who are already married or who work in other places and come back home to celebrate the holiday will also give their parents or elder family members “红包(hóngbāo).” They do this to show them filial respect and gratitude.

Inside the “红包(hóngbāo)” is cash and the amount of money, ranging from several hundred to several thousand yuan, depends on different circumstances like income, their loved ones’ financial situation, etc. The cash in some envelopes may even reach ten thousand yuan! Now that’s one lucky person who gets to open a “红包(hóngbāo)” like that!

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