The mission of the Lao Hmong Family Association of San Diego (LHFA) is to preserve Hmong arts and cultural heritage, and at the same time to enhance the quality of life for the Hmong people by promoting higher education and social services.
LHFA Brochure (pdf)
San Diego Lao New Year 2012
2012 Graduation Party Pics
Potluck Picnic 8/124/2013
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Lao Hmong Family Association (LHFA) hosted the annual San Diego Hmong New Year in San Diego at Kearny Mesa Park Recreation Park from December 19 - 21, 2015.
Mr. Chi Neng Vang, son of General Vang Pao, Congressman Scott Peters, Anthony George, City of San Diego Mayor’s representative, and Chris Cate, District 6 Councilman, did the honor of cutting the ribbons to declare the opening of the 40 th Annual San Diego Hmong New Year on Saturday, December 19 at 10 a.m. Many dignitaries from near and far attended the ceremony.
A pot luck lunch, courtesy of the Hmong Community in San Diego County, was self-served at 1 p.m. on the first day.
One of the main events organized yearly by the LHFA during the New Year besides the authentic Hmong/Lao food, folk songs, and fashion shows, is the beauty pageant, Miss Hmong Southern California. Thanks to Miss Lily Vang, Miss Hmong Southern California 2015, Mr. Hmong Southern California was added to this year's main events for the first time. There were a total of five beauty pageant, and seven prince charming contestants competing for the crowns this year.
After the two days and one night of intense competitions, the five distinguished panel of judges crowned Maiv Ntxhais Vue and Khong Meng Lee as Miss and Mr. Hmong Southern California ‘16 respectively. Both winners are from Sacramento, California.
San Diego Hmong New Year was also featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Ntuj No Tuaj Lawm - Sung by JW Band during the LHFA Graduation Party, June 27, 2015. Click here to watch video.
LHFA Scholarship Application
CA Hmong New Year 2016
SD New Year ‘16 Magazine
Potluck Lunch at SD New Year
Mr. Hmong Southern California
WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 4 p.m. to 12 midnight