San Diego County Credit Union Proudly Celebrates 2019 Lunar New Year

Red envelopes are available at all of SDCCU’s 43 branch locations

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (February 4, 2019) -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is proud to celebrate the 2019 Lunar New Year. Through February 28, all SDCCU branch locations will have red envelopes (traditionally known as hong bao or lai see) for customers who participate in the Lunar New Year celebration. Lunar New Year starts February 5, 2019 and this year is the Year of the Pig.
Based on the lunar calendar, the Lunar New Year takes place on a different date each year. Celebrations last for over two weeks and often include firecrackers and lion dances.
Traditionally, red envelopes are given to children by their parents or family members wishing them health and good studies in the coming year. The red envelopes always have money enclosed, typically new bills, and are believed to bring good luck.
Each year of the 12-year cycle is represented by a Chinese zodiac animal and characteristics are associated with each zodiac birth year. Pigs are a symbol of wealth and people born in the Year of the Pig are seen as having a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life. 
SDCCU is also participating in the following Lunar New Year events: Lunar New Year Tet Festival at SDCCU Stadium on February 1-3, UVSA Lunar New Year Tet Festival in Orange County on February 8-10; VAYA Tet Festival in Mira Mesa on February 8-10; Chinese New Year Fair in downtown San Diego on February 16-17.
To find a SDCCU location to pick up your red envelopes, visit
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