As lucky money envelopes that look identical to the Vietnamese banknotes are widely advertised online ahead of the Lunar New Year, local lawyers have warned that these products can be regarded as a violation of the currency law. Lucky money, or li xi in Vietnamese, are often given to children and elders in red envelopes as a way of wishing good luck for both children and senior people during Tet, the way Vietnamese people call Lunar New Year, in Vietnam. In recent years, beside the red color that is said to symbolize good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits in Vietnamese belief, many out-of-the-box designs for lucky money envelopes have also been introduced in the market on every Tet. This year, the envelopes designed in the form of Vietnamese banknote look-alikes have been the new trend. The products bear the same appearance as Vietnamese bills with denominations of VND50,000, VND100,000, VND200,000 and VND500,000. (US$1 = 23,256) Lucky money envelopes are printed in form of VND500,000 ($21.5) banknotes. Photo: Tuoi Tre According to some sellers, this type of red envelopes is printed in C150gsm paper, with full and clear color, in 7.3×16.5cm size, so the circulating real banknotes… Read full this story
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