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.
Read and Write Hmong
SD Hmong New Year ‘15
CA Hmong New Year ‘15
LHFA Graduation Party 7/14
Please come and join the 39th Annual San Diego Hmong New Year Celebration. This three day festivities will be held at the Kearny Mesa Recreation Park, 3170ArmstrongStreet,SanDiego, CA 92111 from December 20 to 22, 2014. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This annual celebration is funded entirely by donations from the businesses and citizen of the Hmong San Diego county. Your donations are highly appreciated. Admission to the New Year at the park is free of charge and it is open to the general public.
For more information, please click here.
The Hmong Wedding Procedures (Kab Tshoob Kev Kos) class started on May 22, 2014 and ended on September 24, 2014. Eleven students graduated. The class was held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It was free of charge and taught by Mr. Nao Lue Vue, Chair of the Hmong Wedding Procedures of the Lao Hmong Family Association of San Diego (LHFA). According to Mr. Vue, traditional Hmong marriages include a number of rituals/procedures 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 both the wedding procedures and wedding songs.