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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Hmong New Year's Celebration
to be Held Nov. 15 and 16
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Oct. 29, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- The Hmong Mutual Assistance Association and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will sponsor a Hmong New Year's celebration Nov. 15 and 16 at the McPhee Physical Education Center on campus.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to share in the festivities which will run from 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 15, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16.

Scheduled events include traditional Hmong ball tossing, performance of Hmong folk songs, a fashion show, traditional dance performances, reading of Hmong poems (peotries), a martial arts demonstration, magic shows, traditional music shows (Qeej), and other live music and dance performances.

The Saturday evening program will begin at 6 p.m. with the performance of Song V. Xiong, one of the most popular Hmong soft voice singers. Live dance music will be provided by the Demix Band of Minneapolis.

Tickets are available through the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association and at the door on the days of the events. Admission to the day program is $3, admission to the evening program is $6 in advance or $8 at the door.

For more information, contact the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association at (715) 832-8420.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: Oct. 29, 1997