Hmong New Year Celebration attracts people from world to Fresno

Published on : Thursday, December 28, 2017

hmongThe biggest Hmong New Year celebration in the United States is drawing attraction of people from across the world and people from across the world are gathering in Fresno this week.



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.

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