Although Korean Lunar New Year ended officially yesterday we thought that this Envelope from Woori Bank was still in the spirit of the holiday. In most banks in South Korea by the ATM machines they provide free Envelopes to put your money in. Putting money in envelopes is a common and traditional practice in many Asian countries, in Korea it is know as 세뱃돈 (sae/baet/don). In China for example the envelopes are normally red.

The Envelope has a cute purple cartoon Snake (as 2013 is the year of the Snake), it also includes writing wishing good luck and best wishes for the new year. They were still available today but maybe taken away soon, so if you want one try your local Woori Bank (they are FREE).

Year of the Snake Lunar New Year Envelope from Woori Bank

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