The information below highlights the 2019 event. Stay tuned for what is to come in 2020.
Time & Location
Saturday, February 9, 2019 // 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grant Ave. between Jackson and Broadway
Choy Suns arrive at 12:28 pm
On February 9, 2019, under the auspices of the SF Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 100 Choy Suns will grace Grant Ave and pass out thousands of “Lai Sees” to eagerly waiting children. All the “Lai Sees” will contain a chocolate gold coin. Additionally, some will have either money or a gift certificate that can be redeemed for a toy.
Choy Sun, the god of wealth, is a deity that every Chinese person welcomes. He blesses everyone he encounters with much prosperity and abundant wealth
Traditionally, “Lai Sees” (red envelopes) are passed out to children and unmarried
persons during Chinese New Year as a good luck symbol, with the belief that the more “Lai Sees” one passes out, the more good luck will be returned.