SUAB HMONG NEWS (11/15/2017) — There will be two Hmong New Year Celebrations held in Fresno, California from December 26, 2017 to January 1st, 2018. Hmong Cultural New Year bid $352,000.00 to win over Hmong International New Year to host their first Hmong New Year Celebration at the Fresno Fairgrounds.
Hmong International New Year will hold their Hmong New Year Celebration at Granite Park Sports Complex, 4000 N. Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93726.
Hmong International New Year held its Hmong News Year celebration at the Fresno Fairgrounds since 1998.
Early in 2017, Fresno Fairgrounds came up with a bid for the Hmong community to bid to hold the Hmong New Year celebration on its fairgrounds.
Members in the Hmong community wished the groups would come together and work on finding a permanent place to celebrate the Hmong New Year.
Appeared on the fresnobee.com; “We were sad to see the division among the Hmong leaders as they competed to bid for the Hmong New Year contract,” wrote Dr. Ghia Xiong and Nu Vang in a Valley Voices column in The Bee. “It became more of a business for revenue for one person than a mission for uniting the Hmong and finding them a home to conduct such cultural event.”