Chinese New Year Song (4K)

Chinese New Year is painted red, do you know why? Because it’s Xin nian… ‘Nian’ in Chinese stands for the mythical monster and also happens to be the word for ‘year’. The old nian is believed to be scared of red. Spread the weeks with bright red and welcome the new year with your arms wide open. Here is a song that walks you through the celebration.

Chinese New Year

 

Day and how it’s celebrated

Red and gold everywhere,

Dragon floaters in the air,

‘Cause it’s New Year’s Day

The Chinese say!

 

Chorus

Xinnian hao, Xinnian hao

It’s New Year’s day, Come out now!

Long noodles for long life,

And dumplings made of rice,

Hog them all,

 Don’t wait and stall.

 

Highlights

The parade marches on,

The bands play some pretty songs.

A Zodiac sign

Follows in line.

 

Chorus

Xinnian hao, Xinnian hao

It’s New Year’s day, Come out now!

Long noodles for long life,

And dumplings made of rice,

Hog them all,

 Don’t wait and stall.

 

 

Day

From the third week of January,

To the first week of February,

The Chinese celebrate

For two weeks straight.

 

Chorus

Xinnian hao, Xinnian hao

It’s New Year’s day, Come out now!

Long noodles for long life,

And dumplings made of rice,

Hog them all,

 Don’t wait and stall.

 

 

Significance

It’s the start of something new,

When the spring season is due,

It’s bright and green,

And sparkling clean.

 

Chorus

Xinnian hao, Xinnian hao

It’s New Year’s day, Come out now!

Long noodles for long life,

And dumplings made of rice,

Hog them all,

 Don’t wait and stall.

 

History/Fun Fact

For many millennia,

To scare the mythical Nian,

The Chinese have used

Fireworks and red hues.

 

 

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