Khmu New Year & Hmong New Year 2017


Khmu

 

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Khmu New Year celebrations will take place in a village close to Luang Prabang town from 30 Dec – Jan 1 and involve colourful costumes, dance, song and traditional games.

The New Year is a time for the Khmu people to gather and give thanks to their ancestors for their good health, harvest and peaceful community. It’s also a time to pray for harmony for the coming year.

 

◆Time: Start at 9:00 am

◆When: From December 30th, 2016 to January 1th, 2017

◆Where: Lak Paed village ( 8km from the tourist information center)

*The village is on the way to Kuang Si waterfall. You could ask the tour driver to stop-by on the way back to the town. Or you can charter a Tuk Tuk for the round trip.

 

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 Hmong

 

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The Hmong New Year celebration features colorful displays of traditional costumes made from green, red and white silk and ornate silver jewelry.

Music from traditional Hmong instruments such as the teun-flute, Hmong-style khene pipe and leave blowing is enjoyed. Other festivities include the Makkhon (cotton-ball) throwing ceremony, ox fighting, spinning-top races and crossbow demonstrations.

 

◆Time: Start at 9:00 am

◆When: From December 28th, 2016 to January 6th, 2017

◆Where: PhousangKham village (6km from Tourist Information Center)

*The village is on the way to Phanom village. It is about 25 minutes from the town or you can charter a Tuk Tuk for the round trip.

 

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