birthday · culture/multiculturalism · Hispanics/Latinos

Happy Birthday to me!

OMG, I’m, like, 29. That’s like almost 30!

Here is the song my family sings along with “Happy Birthday” or rather “Feliz Cumpleaños.” It’s called “Estas son las Mañanitas.”
Las Mañanitas Lyrics:

Estas son las mañanitas, que cantaba el Rey David,
Hoy por ser día de tu santo, te las cantamos a ti,
Despierta, mi bien, despierta, mira que ya amaneció,
Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió.

Que linda está la mañana en que vengo a saludarte,
Venimos todos con gusto y placer a felicitarte,
Ya viene amaneciendo, ya la luz del día nos dio,
Levántate de mañana, mira que ya amaneció.

Translation:

This is the morning song that King David sang
Because today is your saint’s day we’re singing it for you
Wake up, my dear, wake up, look it is already dawn
The birds are already singing and the moon has set

How lovely is the morning in which I come to greet you
We all came with joy and pleasure to congratulate you
The morning is coming now, the sun is giving us its light
Get up in the morning, look it is already dawn

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6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to me!

  1. Happy Birthday!
    S Dnem Rozhdenja! (Russian)
    Otanjobi Omedeto! (Japanese)

    When I turned 30 last year…
    I'd shave my head if not for the whole peyos thing…
    Being 30 sucks.

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