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H.Res. 1056 - Recognizing the celebration of the Hmong New Year in 2018.

Introduced: 2018-09-07
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1056


    Recognizing the celebration of the Hmong New Year in 2018.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 7, 2018

    Mr. Grothman (for himself, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Gallagher, Ms. Moore, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Duffy, and Mr. Vargas) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


RESOLUTION

    Recognizing the celebration of the Hmong New Year in 2018.

    Whereas the Hmong New Year is traditionally celebrated at the end of the rice harvest season in Laos and Southeast Asia in late November or early December;

    Whereas the Hmong New Year traditionally spans multiple days, with each village starting and ending the New Year on a different date to allow other villages to come, support, and visit each other;

    Whereas the Hmong New Year is traditionally a time to give thanks to ancestral spirits and visit other villages;

    Whereas Hmong New Year celebrations traditionally include song, dance, food, and courtship games for youth, including pov pob, a ball-throwing game;

    Whereas Hmong Americans across the United States celebrate the New Year on weekends from October to December; and

    Whereas Hmong New Year celebrations are a significant cultural tradition in many communities across the United States: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) recognizes the cultural and historical significance of the Hmong New Year;

(2) expresses the deepest respect for Hmong Americans celebrating this occasion; and

(3) wishes Hmong Americans and all individuals who observe this holiday a happy new year.


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