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Hmong New Year a celebration of culture, family & traditions


EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A colorful celebration drew hundreds of people from near and far to Eau Claire for the Hmong New Year.

The Hmong New Year marks the end of the harvest season and it's a time when families give thanks to their ancestors and welcome in the New Year.

Many showed up to the McPhee Center on the UW-Eau Claire campus in their traditional Hmong clothing. They got to sample delicious food and took part in traditional dance and music. The celebration also is an opportunity to educate folks about Hmong culture.

“(What) They're coming here and hoping for is to meet friends, family members that are coming from different towns or different cities and keep Hmong traditions going on,” said president of the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association Jon Lor.

This is the 32nd year the Hmong New Year has been celebrated in Eau Claire. The festivities continue Sunday.”


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