For Immediate Press Release
October 22, 2014
For more information, contact:
Xiong Vang, Co-Chair of New Year Planning Committee, (608) 397-6985Khoua Vang Thao, Co-Chair of New Year Planning Committee, (715) 574-8018 Peter Yang, New Year Public Relations, (715) 842-8390 or (715) 203-5282
Join the Wausau Area Hmong New Year Celebration
WAUSAU, WI. The Wausau area Hmong community will be celebrating the Hmong
New Year on Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1, 2015 from 8:00 am — 5:00 pm each day at the Greenheck Field House, 6400 Alderson Street, Schofield, WI
There will also be live music and entertainment from 6:00 — 11 pm on Saturday night.
As in the past, the New Year celebration will include speakers, traditional ball tossing,
Hmong folk songs, fashion show, cultural performances, talent competitions, ethnic Foods, and booth sales, as well as other exhibits. An opening ceremony will take place around 10:00 am on Saturday, October 31 st followed by guest speakers and cultural performances.
Traditionally, Hmong families begin the New Year after the harvest by performing the “pe tsiab” or pay respect to their elders for good health and long lives, as well as to receive their blessings for good fortune and prosperity, followed by several days of ball tossing and other festivities. It is an occasion of joy for everyone to meet and renew friendships as well as build new relationships.
Day admission is $3.00 per person for anyone over the age of 10 and under the age of 65. Admission fee for Saturday evening entertainment is $10.00 per person for advanced tickets and $12.00 per person at the door.
“We would be pleased to have our friends, neighbors and community members in Marathon County and around the state as well as other states join us in celebrating our Hmong New Year,” said Xiong Vang, Co-Chair of the New Year Planning Committee.
The Hmong New Year celebration is open to the public and everyone is invited and welcome to attend.