Bay area Hmong community will celebrate New Year Festival

November 1, 2016      
Louansee Moua
Bay Area Hmong New Year Committee
(408) 396-0258   
WHAT:         2nd Annual Bay Area Hmong New Year Celebration
WHEN:        Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9AM to 5PM
WHERE:      History Park, 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112
WHO:         Open to the Public
CONTACT:  Louansee Moua, (408) 396-0258  
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San  Jose–  We’re  just  five  days  away  until  the  2nd  Annual  Bay  Area  Hmong  New  Year Celebration in San Jose! We have a growing Hmong community in the Bay Area and we’re bringing everyone together to celebrate the Hmong heritage and share our culture with the community!  Last  year,  we  had  over  2000  people  from  throughout  California  attend  this event. This year we are expected to exceed this number!
We have many activities for all ages and everyone can participate in the Hmong New Year traditional Ball Toss. We’ll also have traditional Hmong cuisine and a number of vendors will be selling Hmong clothing and art. Our fashion showcase will feature traditional and modern Hmong fashions by designer MAIV and our concert lineup includes Luna Vang,  from right here in the Bay Area, Abandoned Wings, Brandon Mars, and Bournhia Her.  Our showcase will  also  feature  traditional  music  from  Suab  Hmoob  Txujci  and  traditional  dance  from Tseem Tub Ntxhais Hmoob and many others.   
This event is free and open to the public. So come celebrate with us and learn more about the Hmong culture!  
About the Hmong
The Hmong people are a minority ethnic group from the northern highlands of Laos. They were  recruited  by  the  United  States  during  the  Vietnam  War  and  served  as  search  and rescue  for  fallen  American  soldiers.  Today,  there  are  about  300,000  Hmong  spread throughout  the  United  States-largely  concentrated  in  California,  Minnesota,  and Wisconsin. The  year  2015  marked  40  years  of  the  Hmong  migration  from  Laos  and Thailand to the United States of America.  
The vision of the Bay Area Hmong New Year Committee is to highlight how far Hmong have come as a community, promote Hmong history and culture, and pay tribute to our leaders, parents, and community members.