All posts tagged: Lao New Year

2016 New Year happenings in Minnesota

Updated: April 15, 2016 It’s about that time when Southeast Asian New Years are in full force and again, communications about the happenings are bare and invisible.  For those who are fans of community event flyers, not all flyers are comprehensive nor are they created equal, but as our cultural sayings go– we do with what we have. So, here’s a roundup of New Year events in Minnesota that celebrate our respective Lao, Thai, and Khmer cultures. Since the past few years have been unpredictably cold weather, you’ll find that many of the temples will rent out local venues to make their blessings to the masses more accessible. There’s also been a surge of new and sustaining temples; which has been exciting to see. Got more to add to the list for Minnesota (or others in your Southeast Asian communities)? Are the details incorrect? Let us know to help make the list better. Send us the official details on who, what, when, where to: editor@littlelaos.org. Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 10:00AM-5:00PM – Wat Forest Lake at Lao Family …

Events: Lao New Year, Lao Diaspora and the big 40

This month couldn’t be more crammed with all kinds of Lao’d events, happenings and celebrations. Don’t miss some of the biggest events of the year. Here’s the lowdown: Lao New Year Temple blessings, water fights, grilled chicken ass, and a lot of lum vong-ing. These are the national celebrations happening across the states. Kudos to some of the Lao communities at streamlining communications better this year. We got a mixed bag of events listings, flyers, photos of flyers and the usual word-of-mouth. GEORGIA:  Georgia’s Lao American community has been actively engaged with their temples. Check out this comprehensive list of festivities.   TEXAS: Although some of the festivities have passed, check out the temples in Fort Worth and Royse City. (Updated) CALIFORNIA: International Lao New Year in San Francisco has just passed. This weekend is in Modesto. No word from the community there yet on details, but will keep you posted. SAN DIEGO:April 11-12 – Wat Lao Boubpharam April 18-19 – Wat Lao Buddharam  April 18-19 – Tai Lue Lao New Year – Lion Hall April …