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How to send money this Lunar New Year

January 26, 2023

Image depicts a rabbit and fish, two signs of the zodiac calendar for the Lunar New Year blog.

The Lunar New Year is a special time of year for many families and friends around the world. It’s an opportunity to gather together, celebrate, and exchange gifts with loved ones. But for those who find themselves far from home during this festive season, celebrating can be tricky. That’s why using Ria Money Transfer is the perfect way to ensure that your loved ones receive the money they need in time for Lunar New Year celebrations.

What is Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year is an important holiday that marks the start of a new year for many countries, including China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines.

It’s celebrated on different dates in different parts of the world, but typically falls between late January and early February. Celebrated by nearly one-fifth of the world’s population, it marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle based on traditional East Asian calendars. The length of the holiday varies from country to country, with festivities lasting anywhere from three days to two weeks or more. It’s an important time for families to gather together, eat special meals, exchange gifts, and bring in luck for the upcoming year.

Lunar New Year is celebrated with various traditional activities and customs unique to each culture. One of the most common traditions is the giving or sending of money as a gesture of good luck and prosperity. It’s a way to show your loved ones that you are thinking of them and wish them a prosperous year ahead.

The tradition of the red envelope

If you’ve received money in-person during the Lunar New Year, you probably received it in a “lai see.” This red envelope represents good fortune for both giver and receiver — especially when given from elders to children or younger relatives. The amount inside can range from $2 USD for small children all the way up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars for married adults. Whatever amount is given, it symbolizes luck in health, wealth, happiness and longevity throughout the upcoming year — making it very important that these envelopes reach their destination quickly!

If you live away from your loved ones and need that good luck fast, consider asking them for a Ria money transfer instead.

How to send and receive money digitally this Lunar New Year

If you would like to send a money transfer this Lunar New Year, we recommend Ria Money Transfer. It’s the easiest way to send money across the globe.

Unlike most competitors, you have options when it comes to sending with Ria. Send in-person at one of our many locations across the globe or send from the comfort of your home through our website or mobile app. We offer a variety of payment options like cash, bank, or debit/credit card to make sure it’s convenient to send.

We also have a variety of delivery methods! Depending on location, money can be picked up at our expansive list of Ria stores and partner locations. It can also be delivered directly to a mobile wallet, bank account or even your recipient’s home.

With Ria Money Transfer, you can trust that your lucky money will be delivered right on time for the new year. Get started, today.