Chinese and Vietnamese New Year!

This Thursday marks the beginning of the week-long Chinese New Year festival when all families gather together!  Vietnam and many other Asian countries have their own celebrations. The week’s excitement includes dragon dances, temple fairs and fireworks! Traditions include lucky decorations, gifts and foods in hopes that the coming year will be full of good luck! 2015 is the year of the goat. Remember …

The Hmong Celebrate July 4th

Across the US, Americans are gathering to celebrate the 4th of July. Many ethnic groups are also celebrating.  St Paul, MN is holding the Hmong Freedom Celebration 34th Annual Sport Festival. The metropolitan area is home to the largest number of Hmong in the USA (40,707 in 2000).  The Hmong were originally from China, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Southeast Asia.  Our All Nations …