SUAB HMONG NEWS (04/24/2020) — Hmong International Freedom Festival also known as Hmong J4 for 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
A press release posted on the United Hmong Family, Inc. (Click here).
United Hmong Family, Inc., indicated that it will resume the festival in 2021.
Like the many organizers of major sporting and cultural events here in the twin cities, across the nation, and around the world, COVID-19 has thrusted upon the United Hmong Family Inc. (UHF) a very difficult decision – regarding the 2020 Hmong International Freedom Festival (HIFF) or Hmong J-4. Given the festival’s cultural significance and long running history, it is a decision that elicited much deliberation and considerable thoughts. As expected, especially during this stressful time of uncertainty, prudence prevails.
In consultation with key partners and in alignment with local, state, and national directives and health recommendations, the board of trustees of UHF has decided to cancel the 2020 HIFF. Planned for the weekend of July 4th and 5th this year, it will have been the 40th Anniversary. But because the health and safety of all participants are out highest priority, cancellation is not only the responsible thing to do, it is the right course of action to take.
While we look forward to resuming the festival in the summer of 2021, our sincere appreciation goes out to all those who have already invested a lot of time and effort preparing for the festival this year.
For more detail info, contact United Hmong Family, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.