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Message started by Conquer on 21st Jul, 2018 at 1:30pm

Title: Hmong New year
Post by Conquer on 21st Jul, 2018 at 1:30pm
I wanted to have some info about Hmong New year. How many days is celebrated? Are there many people attending? Which regions in Laos is practiced?
Thanks

Title: Re: Hmong New year
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 21st Jul, 2018 at 5:51pm
I'm Lao and unfortunately I have no idea how the Hmongs celebrate their New Year.

Most Hmong people live in northern Laos so this is where they practice their religion.

Title: Re: Hmong New year
Post by Conquer on 21st Jul, 2018 at 8:07pm

Admin Saovaluck wrote on 21st Jul, 2018 at 5:51pm:
I'm Lao and unfortunately I have no idea how the Hmongs celebrate their New Year.

Most Hmong people live in northern Laos so this is where they practice their religion.


Ok sorry. As you can see I dont know that much about culture in Laos :). I though because Hmong lives in Laos they are similar to Lao people. But looks like they are different.  :-X

Title: Re: Hmong New year
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 22nd Jul, 2018 at 3:45am
That's okay, I hope someone can give you the information you need.

Hmong people live in Laos, but they also live in the northern regions of Thailand and Vietnam. There are many differences between Hmong people and Lao people.

Our culture is not the same and we don't speak the same language because they are not natives of Laos but they came from southern China to settle here, so we call them ethnic minorities and not indigenous people of Laos.

Title: Re: Hmong New year
Post by Conquer on 22nd Jul, 2018 at 10:52am
One off topic question. I did some reading regarding the demographics in Laos. Looks like there is other minority groups like Khmu, Phu etc. Where does Lao people live? In Central and south part of Laos? Do Lao people live lets say in North where Khmu and Hmong people live (I mean is there mixture of ethnicity in those parts)? Or not that much?
Thanks


Admin Saovaluck wrote on 22nd Jul, 2018 at 3:45am:
That's okay, I hope someone can give you the information you need.

Hmong people live in Laos, but they also live in the northern regions of Thailand and Vietnam. There are many differences between Hmong people and Lao people.

Our culture is not the same and we don't speak the same language because they are not natives of Laos but they came from southern China to settle here, so we call them ethnic minorities and not indigenous people of Laos.


Title: Re: Hmong New year
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 22nd Jul, 2018 at 3:24pm
Yes, there's a lot of smaller minority groups in Laos, but the Hmong population is bigger of the minority groups.

The minority groups are more related to the Chinese than Lao people living in the lower parts of the country.

Lao people live in the north of Laos too, but as you venture into the deep north, there are more ethnic minorities.

Title: Re: Hmong New year
Post by Buk Nut on 23rd Jul, 2018 at 11:56am
Well the minorities in the north would be related to minority groups found in Yunnan, China and near the Himalayas. The minorities from Southern Laos are similar to the indigenous people of Cambodia.

Title: Re: Hmong New year
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 23rd Jul, 2018 at 4:31pm
I believe some people from southern Laos have Cambodian blood because this region of Laos is very close to Cambodia.

Also southern Lao people have very dark skin like the average Cambodian.

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