Here’s a video of me walking around Hmong New Year.  I asked people what Hmong New Year meant to them and received a variety of answers.  It’s a special occasion to celebrate a new year in the Hmong community but every ethnicity is welcome to join.  It’s a day to enjoy yourself and to meet new people or even fall in love.  There’s a tradition to toss balls back and forth during courtship at Hmong New Year.  Pageants are also held every year to see who will be Mr. or Ms. Hmong California.  Every year in Sacramento it is held at Cal Expo during the week of Thanksgiving November 22nd to 25th.