Hmong New Year (Noj Peb Caug)

As one of my previous blogs stated, it is Hmong New Year.  And I want to clear up some misconceptions of Hmong New Year. My blog "Hmong Mating Season" was a joke. The tradition of Hmong New Year has changed its form over the past decades in America that it has become a "season." That…

Hmong mating season!

It’s that time of the year!  It is Hmong Mating Season!  Don’t know what it is?  Well, stay tune and you’ll find out. The Hmong are found all over the world, from the US to Canada, SE Asia to China, Australia, France, and Argentina.  Back in the old country, Hmong Mating Season starts after the…

Hmong superstitions

Shamanism and animism play a big role in Hmong lives.  We rely on our shamans to mediate and travel between the spirit and human worlds.  We believe every living thing (animal, plants, earth, sky, water, air) have a spirit.  And from these beliefs, superstitions are born. Merriam-Webster defines a superstition as: A) a belief or…