Student organization hosts Hmong New Year celebration Dec. 2

November 27, 2017

Dancers perform at the 2016 Hmong New Year celebration at UW-Stout.

The 11th annual Hmong New Year, a traditional celebration of the harvest season, will be hosted again by the Hmong Stout Student Organization.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Multipurpose Room at UW-Stout’s Sports and Fitness Center, 220 13th Ave. E.

HSSO logoAn opening ceremony will include remarks by UW-Stout Provost Patrick Guilfoile.

Admission is $5 for the public. Admission is free children five and younger and for UW-Stout students, faculty and staff.

Featured performers will be singer and recording artist Pagnia Xiong, of Eau Claire, at 12:15 p.m. and rapper Tou SaiKo Lee, of St. Paul, at 1:30 p.m.

The event includes cultural dance, food, an open volleyball tournament for men’s and women’s teams and more. A social dance will follow from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Terrace of the Memorial Student Center with disc jockey Daven Vang; alcohol is prohibited.

Food vendors from Menomonie will sell traditional Hmong dishes and beverages.

For more information go to Facebook links for the main event and the volleyball tournament or email HSSO.

The Hmong Stout Student Organization promotes Hmong culture to the university and community.

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Dancers perform at the 2016 Hmong New Year celebration at UW-Stout. This year’s event is Saturday, Dec. 2.