Time: January 16,- February 12, 2018
Place: Strøget street
The FU (Lucky) Shopping Festival (January 16- February 12) and Chinese New Year Temple Fair (February 6-11) are two main events of the ‘Lighten-up Copenhagen’. During the FU (Lucky) Shopping Festival, people can go to certain shops alongside the pedestrian streets of Copenhagen to get intriguing Red Envelops with Chinese character FU on the surface and discount vouchers inside.
According to Chinese tradition, turning the character FU upside down conveys the meaning that good luck will be brought to you for the whole year. At the Chinese New Year Temple Fair, there will be products of Chinese characteristics for sale, together with Chinese snack, traditional Chinese folk arts demonstration and performances.
Fu (Lucky) Shopping Festival
Chinese Red Envelope Red envelopes, also called red packets, lucky money, or HONG BAO (红包) in Chinese, are a popular monetary gift given on some important occasions such as a wedding, graduation, the birth of a baby and senior person’s birthday or festivals in China and some other Asian countries, especially widely seen during the Chinese New Year (Spring Festival).
History of Red Envelope In China, during the Qin Dynasty around 2200 years ago, the elderly would thread coins with a red string. The money was called yāsuì qián (压岁钱) meaning “Suppressing ghosts money”, and was believed to protect the elderly from sickness and death. The yāsuì qián was replaced by red envelops when printing presses became more common and is now found written using the homophone for suì (岁) that means “old age” instead of “evil spirits”.
Why We Give Red Envelopes The colour red in China is the symbol of energy, happiness and good luck. Sending red envelopes is a way to send good wishes and luck. The significance of red envelopes is the red paper, not the money inside. Wrapping money in red envelopes is expected to bestow more happiness and blessings on the receivers.
It’s time for joining the Spring Festive and sending out the lucky blessing to the kids from the parents and grandparents with our red envelope that will express your good wishes, expectations and love.
Shopping center will decorated in Chinese style
1000 Traditional Chinese Lanterns
for spring festival will be hang-up in
1 0 0 0 0 Red envelopes with the meaning of “luck to Denmark” will be despatched by our cultural ambassadors.
Utilize Chinese red
envelope tradition, where select
red envelopes will be filed with
prizes(Chinese small money notes, gift cards, discount voucher, trial size makeup, etc).
Why Give " HongBao" brings luck?
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Discount from Restaurants
List of Restaurant Discount