Hniau, Hoon Hoon

(Version in Hokkien)

Hniau, Hoon Hoon

Choon Tiok Ho Kniar Soon

Ang Chuar, Ang Ang

Kniar Soon Tharn Looi Siew Gin Tharng!


(Version in English)

Joss sticks smoking

Brings forth good descendants

Red packets, so red

All the riches your descendants earn would be deposited in the bank!


About this rhyme/ditty:~

This is a rhyme/ditty that is uttered in wedding ceremonies.

The author/owner has compiled for record, a collection of early Hokkien sayings, proverbs, rhymes and ditties to capture the essence and spirit of his hoi polloi, a community originating from the southern province of Fujian, China where individuals climbed aboard bum boats, crossing the South China Sea to settle in faraway lands to escape the brewing civil unrest and a way out from hardship carrying along with them in their journey, nothing except their trademark ponytails and their beliefs, very much rooted in Confucianism. These ditties retell their story and their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..




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