Celebrating the Hmong New Year

In December, the local Hmong community celebrated the New Year. Historically, this festival was timed in Asia to celebrate the rice harvest and all the hard work that went into it. After meeting with Diana earlier this year, the elected community leader invited our office to have a booth at the special event. Teaching the kids business math while they made jewelry out of beads, Diana also distributed educational information written in English and Hmong to the adults. This is the first time UW-Extension has participated in this important Hmong cultural event, and several adults thanked Diana for coming to celebrate with them. There are about 500 Hmong residents in Fond du Lac County, and more than half were born in the U.S. Learn more about Hmong in the United States.

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