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Hmong new year

2nd part of December

As every year, Hmong New year is "the first of the 5 new year days" in Laos (before the Lao Theung, Christian, Chinese and finally Lao new year).

This festival takes usually takes place before the end of the twelfth lunar calendar month, when the harvest is finished and foods are abundant.

The New Year Celebration starts on the morning of the first day of the new year and may last three or more days. Festivities of the New Year’s celebration include ball tossing, song contests, Qeej performances and sporting activities, such as top playing, kicking, and bull fighting. Hmong girls are wearing their most elaborately embroidered new outfits.

Around Luang Prabang, the new place to assist these festival is in Ban Jad San.

Hmong new year in Luang Prabang

On this occasion, many Hmong American come in Luang Prabang, to see their relatives…