Thursday, January 03, 2008

Hmong community rings in New Year

The Hmong New Year Celebration is the single most important cultural event in Hmong society. It is a time for renewal, celebration, relaxation, sharing, and traditionally, to find potential lifetime mates. Cultural activities include “Pov pob” (ball tossing), “hais kwv txhiaj” (singing), and “nthuav txuj” (talent shows).
This year’s celebration took place at the First United Methodist Church and included contemporary and traditional entertainments included playing homemade Hmong instruments, singing and dancing, and a traditional Hmong meal.

On Dec. 1, 2007 Kaxee Vang celebrated the Hmong new year.