San Diego County Credit Union proudly celebrates 2018 Lunar New Year

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

SAN DIEGO, CA (February 1, 2018)San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is proud to support the 2018 Lunar New Year. Through March 2, 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 16, 2018 and this year is the Year of the Dog.

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. People born in the Year of the Dog are seen as loyal, honest, amiable, kind, cautious and prudent.

SDCCU is also participating in the following Lunar New Year events: Lunar New Year Tet Festival at SDCCU Stadium on February 9-11, UVSA Lunar New Year Tet Festival in Orange County on February 16-18; VAYA Tet Festival in Mira Mesa on February 16-18; Chinese New Year Fair in downtown San Diego on February 24-25.

To find a SDCCU location to pick up your red envelopes, visit

About San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU)

SDCCU is one of the nation’s top credit unions and ranked a top five credit union in California by Forbes. SDCCU proudly serves the financial needs of customers in Southern California counties, including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. SDCCU has assets of over $13 billion, more than 437,000 customers, over 40 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Membership required. Equal Housing Opportunity. NMLS #580585. For more information, visit


Nathan Schmidt
EVP, Chief Experience Officer & Digital Channels
San Diego County Credit Union
PO Box 261209, San Diego, CA 92196-1209
P: (858) 597-2504

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