2024 Hmong New Year

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Miss Hmong New Year in Laos @ Hmong New Year

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The dates: 29 December 2023 - 4th January 2024.
Location: Samket village, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane capital

Some GTR threads on Hmong New Year


Hmong New Year 2019 - Chiang Khong

Hmong New Year - 2016/2017 - Luang Prabang

Hmong And Sunflowers Festival

Hmong Kart Racing-Hmong New Year

Hmong New Year 2019

Hmong New Year - 2016/2017 - Luang Prabang

Hmong New Year Nong Hoi Mai Mae Khi


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Phonsavan Hmong New Year 2024
Information received from Xieng Khouang in Laos is that the 2024 Hmong New Year festival in Phonsavan will be on 13 to 17 January 2024.

 
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Thailand Hmong New Year 2024

Some info received suggests Hmong New Year will be 27-31 December.
For Christian Hmong villages it may start from 25th December until 31st December.
 

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Ban Saithong a large Hmong village on R1155 has Hmong New Year from 11-16 January 2024.

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See a Ban Saithong 2019 Hmong New Year Report on GTR here
 
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Chanat Piya UI School

Friday 12th January 20234.
With a bit of time to spare in the arvo I set off from Chiang Khong & road along R1155.
As is my usual it was a late departure, but I was in no rush & knew that eventually I would luck out in one of the Hmong villages dotted along the way on R1155.
There were lots of Hmong riding around fully dressed or in loaded pick ups.
I checked the village school playground of Ban Thai Samakkhi, but there was ot a great deal happening, being so early in the New Year.
Eventually the Singapore road turn off came & I recalled there was a largish Hmong village right there when you turn off.
There was a cool little party going at the school, with games for the adults & kids; but no courting ball game (yet).
A few pics then.

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A bevy of the most amazing Hmong sisters I have ever seen.
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An interesting game for the kids from 2 days ago.



And a game for the men, all good simple fun.


Unfortunately I picked up a virulent bug (sore throat & head cold) later that day coming home, & have been out of action for 2 days now, so no more Hmong New Year posts, for the time being from me.
 

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With health improvement in the afternoon, I thought I'd better make an effort to see a bit more of Hmong new Year whilst the opportunity was there. Thung Na Noi was it again, being only 8 kms from home.

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Today was to be the main day at TNN, but in the morning, so I missed out there.

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However, there were some interesting activities going in the afternoon, that I found amusing, as did the crowd.

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1. The ladies had to run with an empty bamboo water container down to the village stream, fill it up & run back up to the start / finish line.


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Then there was a tug of war for the ladies.
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Simple, but loads of fun for everyone!
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A young Hmong gal got on stage for a few numbers to sing.
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The star of the show was another popular Hmong singer who pulled all the gals in swooning.
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Photo of the day goes to my Belgian buddy Michel from Chiang Khong.
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I'd asked if I could take her photo & the reply was yes, but only if it was with MIchel.
She must have had her eye on him for a while, because she also insisted he put his arm around her!
What a winner we both thought.
 
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