The day after Thanksgiving, the Madison Community Adventist Hmong group celebrated the Hmong New Year. Blia Xiong, orphan, refugee, survivor, now mother of two Wisconsin Academy students and grandmother of two Petersen Elementary students, dressed guests in Hmong national costumes for the special day. They began the day passing out GLOW tracts in the community. The Madison Community church currently has about 20 Hmong members. Hmong New Year’s are traditionally celebrated at the end of the harvest season in Laos, which usually falls between late November and early December. After a year of hard work, Hmong families put away their farm tools and pulled out their best attire to celebrate the harvest and the end of the traditional year.
As shared by Terri Saelee to Juanita Edge, Communication Director