The Hmong Student Organization (HSO) is making plans for their final gathering of 2017—a celebration of Hmong New Year from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30 in Founders Hall on the St. Paul campus.
“This year, Metro has collaborated with two other campuses to bring an even bigger Hmong New Year event to all students and staff. We will be hosting this year’s event with Century College and Inver Hills Community College,” said Soua Xiong, the president of the HSO.
“We hope to make the experience and celebration reflect what a Hmong New Year offers,” she said. The event will feature Hmong music, dance, games and performances. HSO representatives will speak about customs and answer audience questions.
“We would really like our guests to wear traditional Hmong clothes. So this year, if you come to the event in traditional Hmong clothes, you will be entered into a raffle drawing to win great prizes,” said Xiong. Audience members can also participate in Hmong trivia to win a prize.
After the performances, anyone is welcome to participate in an open mic. The performances do not have to relate to Hmong culture.
The event is open to the public and children are welcome. A dinner will follow in New Main Great Hall.Read The Full Article