RED EN­VELOPES

The Globe and Mail (Ottawa/Quebec Edition) - - CNY1 -

Cov­eted red en­velopes, known as lai see (Can­tonese) or hong bao (Man­darin), are tra­di­tion­ally given to un­mar­ried adults and chil­dren. They are cash gifts from se­nior fam­ily mem­bers or bosses and may con­tain any­thing from a few dol­lars to a hefty amount.

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