A Chinese proverb says, “Make your whole year’s plans in the spring, and your day’s plans early in the morning” or in Chinese “一年之计在于春，一天之计在于晨”. As usual, everyone loves a good new start and wish to bode well to their whole Lunar New Year, therefore, planning on the day to return work after the Chinese New Year break would be the first good step to start a clean slate of good luck.
We have a share from Kluang famous Jiu Hua Gong on the auspicious date and time to start work in the year of Monkey based on your own Chinese Zodiac that you may consider into your plan 🙂 .
Ang Bao: how much is enough?
Giving a ang bao in chinese tradition is a way to share your love and blessings. Generally the amount of money wrapped in the ang bao depends on your income. Anyway, there is a market rate of how much to put into an ang bao for respective individual.
Here are recommended amount that you might want to consider for those new in giving ang bao:
- To your elders (especially your parents and grandparents): RM88 ~ RM288
- To your own children: RM50 ~ RM188
- To your nieces / nephew: RM28 ~ RM50
- To children of your close friends, your relatives and your colleagues: RM8 ~ RM18
- To other children: RM2 ~ RM18
Instead of foods and hampers, it is more popular to choose a New Year gift benefiting the seniors’ health. So anything you can think of that will make the seniors feel healthier and bring pleasure to their life is okay. You can buy this best gift <Acupressure Mat> for your parents and even yourself. Wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.