Woman waits 2 hours to get New Year red envelope from president

The China Post
Date: January 30, 2017
by: CNA

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A man and a woman waited for hours at two places of worship in

(CNA) A woman surnamed Yeh poses for a photo in Beigang, Yunlin on Monday, Jan. 30. Yeh was the first on 10,000-people line to get New Year envelope from President Tsai Ing-wen in Beigang.

central and southern Taiwan to be the first to receive a “good fortune” red envelope from President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday.

The woman, who identified herself by her family name Yeh, said she was the first in line at Chao Tien Temple in Beigang Township, Yunlin County because she wanted to receive the symbolic blessing from Taiwan’s first female president.

To get her spot at the head of the line of 10,000-people, Yeh said she arrived at 9:00 a.m and waited two hours before the arrival of Tsai and her entourage. “It was worth it,” she told the media.

Yeh wasn’t the only one keen to be at the head of a line to receive the symbolic blessing from Tsai.    [FULL STORY]

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