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
LHFA Fundraiser Party 9/8/12
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LHFA first posted the Read and Write Hmong Book on our website back in 2006. The new and improved edition is finally here. If you are a Hmong who speaks Hmong on a daily basis, reading and writing Hmong could be done in a day using this audio book. If you would like to get a copy of the book on CD with a small donation to LHFA, please let us know. For more information, please click here.
Test Your U.S. Geography
Read and Write Hmong CD
Hmong Wedding Rituals Class
The Hmong Wedding Rituals (Kab Tshoob Kev Kos) class has started. Ten students attended the class held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The class is free of charge and taught by Mr. Nao Lue Vue, Chair of the Hmong Wedding Rituals of the Lao Hmong Family Association in San Diego. According to Mr. Vue, traditional Hmong marriages includea number of rituals/protocol which may take up to a year to learn. These are age old practices which have been passed orally from generation to generation. Since Hmong traditional weddings must be facilitated by the Wedding Negotiators (Mej Koob) from both sides of the groom and bride's family, Mej Koob have to be well versed on the wedding protocol and wedding songs.
For more information about the class, please click here.
“Mej Koob” Class
LHFA hosted the Graduation Party on Saturday, July 12, 2014. The party was held at the Vietnamese Federation Hall in Linda Vista. There were more than 43 Hmong graduates in San Diego this year; 20 college and 23 high school graduates. Councilmember Blong Xiong from the City of Fresno was the Keynote Speaker. One of the main point in Councilmember Blong Xiong’s speech was that he reminded the graduates not to forget who they are and be proud of the struggles that their parents had laid for them to be where they are. He also mentioned that the opportunity we have in the U.S. to get an education in order to follow our dreams is one of the rare opportunity in the old country.
Admission to the party was free. The party was largely sponsored by the 2BC - 2 Brothers Construction Company located at 4660 El Cajon Blvd, Ste. 201 and the Hmong community in San Diego County. Many thanks to all of you for making this year’s graduation party possible.
For Graduation Party’s pictures, please click here.