Happy Chinese New Year

27 January 2017 by Suyen Hu

New Year Eve in the Year of Jiawu   

A traditional Chinese poem to wish you a very happy Chinese New Year

My hair has become white and untidy;

But still I stay up all night by the fireplace to see the New Year in.

I light the candles and drink up my wine; I empty my purse for the children to buy gifts to celebrate this Spring Festival.

When I hear the firecrackers banging, I feel excited; when I see people posting their poems on each other’s doors, I want to read the poems.

There are sounds of drums, bells, and singing of the Plum Blossom Tune; everyone happily wishes each other a good year to come.

甲午元旦——    孔尚任