Friday, January 25, 2008

Ang Pow Lanterns

Ang Pow (hokkien language) or Hung Bao (mandarin language) also known as "red packets". The ang pow contained gifts of money. They are considered extremely auspicious to receive as a gift. They are commonly used for Chinese New Year, weddings, birthdays or happy occasions.

Ang pows can also used to make handicrafts. It is very common to find DIY ang pow lanterns in most chinese homes in Singapore. Only staples and glues are used to form the shapes of the lanterns. Accessories are then added to make them prettier. Ang Pows lanterns can only be found in Singapore and Malaysia but I have no idea who started this trend. The person is a genius who started this.

These are made by me. I am not very good in making them. There are prettier ones make by others. You can view them in here.

7 comments:

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi AliceG,
Very nice stuff that is also the paper and the colours, Thanks for visiting my blog I like yours also!

Have a great weekend , watch my sky of Holland today, and listen to the new song on my blog:)

JoAnn greetings

J.C. said...

Did you make those angpow lanterns, Alice?

Denton said...

Happy New Year and I think your handicraft is very good.

zakscloset said...

you must be joking! that is such a lovely lantern!! please feel free to send me one or two of your fabulous creations :^)

LAWSTUDE said...

pretty lantern alicesg.

ang pow is also widely used in the philippines when giving money to a godchildren. other than the goodluck it brings, its color and animated chinese designs make the kids smile.

have a nice day ahead. :-)

alicesg said...

Thanks for all the nice comments.

JC, only the two lanterns posted are mine, the rest on the link are not mine. I could not make any this year cause my celebration will be low key as explained in earlier post. Thanks for visiting.

isabel c. said...

loved the fish one!