red packet


Also found in: Wikipedia.

red packet

or

red envelope

(in China and other East Asian countries) n
1. a sum of money folded inside red paper and given at the Chinese New Year to unmarried younger relatives
2. such a gift given at Chinese weddings by the parents to the bride and groom and by the bride and groom to unmarried younger relatives
References in periodicals archive ?
When giving a red envelope to one's parents, NT$3,600 (US$123) to NT$6,600 (US$226) is the current market rate; if grandparents are the recipient, NT$1,000 to NT$10,000 is appropriate; for siblings, the range is NT$600 to NT$2,000; and if it is a red packet for children (nieces, nephews, and children of friends and relatives), the maximum would be NT$800 and while there is no minimum, the little tikes might be disappointed if you don't at least give them a coin.
School business manager, Val Hollingworth, said: "We received one red packet and one blue packet of rocket seeds each containing a minimum of 100 seeds.
The first 10,000 customers on every day during the anniversary may even win cash red packet of up to RMB4, 999.
She had a ring that Ryan had given her, along with a red packet holding money.
18, will receive Early Bird Red Packet savings of more than 60 percent off the hotelOs published room rates.
RED packet drop probability is a linear function of the average queue size.
The green refers to vegetable leaves tied to a piece of string which also has a red packet attached containing money.
Easy to carry in a convenient red packet, the original Ideal You is added to favorite beverages such as hot or iced tea or water, or sprinkled over cereal and fruit.
If for some reason one of our machines got [Code Red], PacketHound could detect it and alert us that we have an outgoing Code Red packet, so we could kill that right away," he says.
It has a cylinder with two batteries and two electric wires which run into a small red packet.
On the day itself, an ancient custom takes place called Hong Bao, meaning Red Packet, which involves giving children and unmarried adults money in red envelopes for good luck.
Children are given their hong bao ( red packet containing money ( and put on their new clothes to visit family and friends.