All posts tagged: Lao New Year

Lao America’s 2017 Year in Review

What a year?! Perhaps propelled and fueled by covfefe, it really felt like the personal and the public occupied some blurred lines in 2017. This year showed us what happens when you throw enough water particles into a vat of hot oil the size of a planet. Is anyone left innocent and unshaken? To those that can make that claim…share that medication before it’s re-allocated to the rich! Take a look below and let us know what we might have missed! January After the US Presidential Election slammed to a close, one of our staffers at Little Laos on the Prairie felt it prudent to address the shocking results…and its massive implications. Not surprisingly, we weren’t the only ones shocked with the results. The Laotian Times also addressed the elections. On January 24, “A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA” by Joshua Kurlantzick made its way to print. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy visited the Lao PDR on Jan 16 and 17. He outlined several …

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 …