In Vietnam, on the first morning of the Tet Holiday (New Year Holiday), adults presenting children with a red envelope holding freshly-minted banknotes inside. According to traditional beliefs, the amount of money in the envelope has a symbolic meaning while the red color of the envelopes symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits. Lucky money is believed to bring luck and wellness so the recipients keep it.
This year, we joined in the local New Year’s atmosphere offering Lucky money to disadvantaged children of June 1st School (District 4, HCMC). This was a joyful experience to all of us and we would love to invite you to join this activity in Tet Holiday next year. For more details, please contact: Vietnam@aidforkids.org