Community, Cultural

North Carolina Hmong New Year 2011-2012

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/32725117 w=515&h=290] Click here to view this video on YouTube Hmong New Year celebration falls on the week of Thanksgiving in North Carolina, we went on the third day (Saturday) and they had a good turnout.  This is the first time my dad attended the event with us and senior citizens over the age of… Continue reading North Carolina Hmong New Year 2011-2012

Cultural, Food, Holiday, Lifestyles

Thanksgiving Feast Lao Style

We travel every year to Bo's parents for Thanksgiving.This year Lee dressed her part as the Native American, but in reality we were like the Pilgrims that traveled the Mayflower journey to settle in North America.  We just came many moons later. As Laotians and Laotian Americans living in the US, we are thankful to… Continue reading Thanksgiving Feast Lao Style

Community, Cultural

The International Spring Fest in Downtown Hickory

We went to the International Spring Fest in Downtown Hickory on Saturday. The event started at 10 am and we didn't get there until 1:30 pm, by then the crowd was kind of thin but it was still very festive. The 6th annual Hickory International Spring Fest was held in the Union Square, and it… Continue reading The International Spring Fest in Downtown Hickory

Community, Cultural

Hmong New Year Celebration in North Carolina

The Hmong New Year celebration is a cultural tradition that takes place annually, in North Carolina, it’s usually held the week before and the week of Thanksgiving, traditionally it is held at the end of the harvest season when all work is done.  This is my first time attending a Hmong New Year, second for… Continue reading Hmong New Year Celebration in North Carolina

Community, Cultural

Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part IV Ms. Asian Festival Pageant

Continued from Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part III Cultural Program I really don't know who won the beauty pageant.  The panel of  judges were there, and it rained shortly after the Pageant, so I'm not sure if they announced the winner. But you can be the judge, here are Ms. Asian Festival Pageant contestants...… Continue reading Charlotte Dragon Boat Festival – Part IV Ms. Asian Festival Pageant