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).
Have a great day and if you have any comments please leave them below.Modern Seoul
Those are so adorable! I know a guy who ordered something from South Korea and complained about his delivery being delayed due to the Lunar New Year ending. But Lunar New Year is such a beautiful thing for the South Koreans and it should be celebrated with such adorable envelopes! (^u^)
It’s a great holiday very traditional and beautiful. Sadly as it’s in Feb the weather is still bitterly cold :(.
I want to know whether woori bank still closed on feb 18, 2013 due to lunar new year holiday?
thanks and happy new year
Monday Feb 18th is a normal Monday and therefore all Banks in South Korea will be open 🙂
The next national holiday when banks, schools and businesses close is March 1st.