The vibrant culture of the local Hmong community took centerstage during the past weekend at the Merced County Fairgrounds, as festivities for the 2023-24 Hmong New Year Celebration were held.
Sponsored by the Merced Lao Family Community, the event was held Friday through Sunday. Fresno will hold its Hmong new year's event from Dec. 28-31.
Christian De Jesus Betancourt, CVJC’s bilingual communities reporter attended the festivities Sunday. Here are a collection of his photographs: