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A boy is excited to visit his relatives’ houses on the day of Chinese New Year. According to the tradition, the Chinese share their fortunes and happiness by giving money wrapped in red envelopes, known as angpao, to the children. Under the Suharto’s 32-year New Order regime, Chinese culture was suppressed in Indonesia. After the fall of Suharto, the Chinese Indonesians are free to preserve their tradition. Since 2004, thanks to the later president Abdurrahman Wahid, the Chinese New Year has been decreed as a national holiday.

Jakarta, Indonesia, 2014

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