Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Rat. To all my relatives and friends, we wish you "Gong Xi Fa Cai" (Congratulations and Be Prosperous) and Caitlin says "Hong Bao Na Lai!" (Please give me red packets!)
'Hong Bao' or red envelopes containing money are traditionally given to children/younger generation, and unmarried relatives and friends during the Chinese New Year. It is a symbol of good luck and wealth! Yup, we need as much blessings and wealth as we can get!
Hope you enjoy the festivities and the holiday!