Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proclaims December as an official month for Hmong New Year Celebration in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proclaims the month of December as an official month for Hmong live in the state of Wisconsin to celebrate Hmong New Year to the Hmong 18 Clan Council of Wisconsin on November 21, 2012.

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WHEREAS: the Hmong New Year celebration is a cultural tradition that brings large and small Hmong communities together; and

WHEREAS: the celebrants dress in traditional clothing, and enjoy Hmong food, dance, music, and other forms of entertainment; and

WHEREAS: the Hmong New Year celebration showcases and strengthens ethnic traditions, culture, and serves to educate anyone interested in Hmong customs; and

WHEREAS: the Hmong New Year celebration traditionally occurs late in the fall season, after the harvest has ended and all work is done; and

WHEREAS: the Hmong New Year was created to give thanks to ancestors and spirits, as well as to celebrate the new year; and

WHEREAS: the Hmong people in Wisconsin seek to become more unified and consistent with other

Hmong New Year celebrations held around the United States;

NOW, THEREFORE,I,ScottWalker,Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim the month of Decembe 2012, as the 

HMONG NEWYEAR

Throughout the State of Wisconsin, and I commend this observance to all of our citizens.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed.   Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this 21st     day of November 2012.

SCOTT WALKER GOVERNOR

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