Hmong New Year

The ethnic minorities of Hmong people come originally from China and settled in North Thailand in areas of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Nan. They celebrate New Year on a bit different date as Thai New Year or Western New Year (yes many new years in Thailand!). Most times it will take 3 or 4 days but some villages celebrate it 10 days. Because of this it also looks like the New Year celebrations are a bit on different days, depending on village or area.

The Hmong call it Nor Pae Jow and it is celebrated after their harvesting, end December or begin Januray. Depending on the village the celebrations can take up-to 10 days! A important part of the celebrations is to show & respect the cultural traditions of the Hmong authentic costumes and games to be played. The show of traditional costumes is a photographers paradis with a rainbow of colours.

Hmong New Year in Nan - Thailand

When?

December / January, exact days change per year.

Where to go?

At Hmong villages in the mountains, but one of the main places is at a village near Pua.

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