Hmong New Year Nong Hoi Mai Mae Khi

Discussion in 'Northern Thailand - Road Trip Reports' started by DavidFL, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    DATES: Mon / Tues 29-20 December 2008

    The villages Nong Hoi Mai & Mae Khi, high above the Mae Sa Valley, but only 30 kms from Chiang Mai & both accessible by asphalt roads.
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    Nong Hoi Mai. Mon 29th December.
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  3. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Mae Khi. Friday 30th December 2008
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  4. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    2010 Hmong New Year is on in Mae Khi 17-18-19 December 2009.

    On the 20th December 2009 there is a big Hmong party in "Nam Soon"? somewhere.
     
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Another tip off for Hmong New Year.
    Pang Ung on R1263 between Mae Na Chon & Khun Yuam, new year should be at the same time, but ending on the 20th I think it was.
     
  6. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Hmong New Year 2011
    For Hmong villages in & around the Mae Sa Valley - Samoeng Should be 5-12 January 2011 approximately.

    9 January 2011 5 Hmong villages will celebrate together in Mae Sa Mai.

    8 January 2011 12 Hmong villages will celebrate in Huai Sieo? out of Hang Dong?, according my Hmong contacts.
    This will be the big one for around Chiang Mai; but I'm still trying to pinpoint the exact location of Huai Sieo. :roll:
     
  7. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Did anyone get to any of the Hmong New Year celebrations?
     
  8. Rod Page

    Rod Page Ol'Timer

    Attended them both & both were bigger than Ben Hur!

    Huai Sieo was in fact the place where the Go Karting took place (see Dave Early's report). Massive gathering of the troops in a great setting.

    Mae Sa Mai is another wonderfully set village. Another massive gathering:

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    The 'town crier' was there to summon all to attend:

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    The girls were in their best hats in Royal Ascot style:

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    The men showed their sporting prowess:

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    Whilst the family proudly looked on:

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  9. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Hmong New Year 2011-12
    should be December 25-26 in some villages.
    Check 'em out.
     
  10. Rod Page

    Rod Page Ol'Timer

    Its a long-shot but worth the asking - any idea/leads as to when the same event may be on in Vietnam???
    Cheers
     
  11. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Another one. Hmong New Year is on in Huay Luk on R107 100 kms north of Chiang Mai on 25-29 Dec 2011.

    Rod, sorry no idea about Vietnam & Hmong new year, but you would expect it is around the same time too.
     
  12. Rod Page

    Rod Page Ol'Timer

    David,
    H'mong New Year in VN - called NaoX-Cha here - will apparently take place around a 15 day period at the end of Jan & begining of Feb in accordance with the lunar calendar. The H'mong are mainly found in HaGiang with a scattering in Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Xin Man & Hoang Su Phi.
    Cheers
     
  13. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

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