As the year of the horse approaches, the ‘money on horseback’, horse-shaped trinkets with money on top, proved to be one of the most popular gifts in China over the Christmas holiday. Some people place thousands of yuan on the horseback as an offer of prosperity in the upcoming year.
Xinhua reported that the usually inescapable shopping fever around Christmas time had died down this year, with less shops bothering to advertise sale promotions.
“While many families still know little about the religious aspects of [Christmas], they considered it a nice occasion to share happiness and get together with family and friends.”
And to hand out wads of cash.
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