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A Gift Of Money

Sep 01, 2018

As part of weddings, in particular Chinese weddings, the gift of money in the form of angpows is common practice.

Unique colour tones
Photo by Mphotoo, courtesy of WWF Malaysia

Angpow for the little boy
Photo courtesy of Dary Chong

They are often presented to the newlyweds at the :

  • Fetching the bride ritual.
  • Tea ceremony.
  • Wedding banquet.

Custom angpow covers
Photo courtesy of Acadia

Angpows ready during tea ceremony
Photo courtesy of Patrick Kok Moments

The angpow covers tend to be auspicious in nature with words of blessings and symbols of everlasting happiness. Other than purchasing ready-made angpow covers, some couples go as far as customising theirs as a personalised representation of their union.

Receiving angpow after serving tea to elders
Photo courtesy of 
Dennis Yap Photography


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