Published on : Thursday, December 28, 2017
It is expected around 120,000 people will walk through the gates over the week-long Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration.
It will celebrate the traditions from Thailand with more 200 vendors come from all over the country to sell everything be it costumes, music or barbecue.
This is the first time Hmong Cultural New Year Inc. will be holding the event at the fairgrounds.
The Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors selected Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration Inc. to organize this year’s Hmong New Year festival after outbidding the longtime organizer of the event Hmong International New Year Foundation.
The winning bid was $352,000.
Hmong people celebrated its most important cultural event, the Hmong New Year for thousands of year. It provides a sense of identity and pride.
On a traditional note the annual event celebrates the conclusion of the harvest season and marks the end of a year’s hard work.
It also serves as a Thanksgiving Holiday.