The mission of Hmong Heritage Month is to increase awareness of Hmong culture, traditions, and history through collaborative efforts in Central Wisconsin.
About Hmong Heritage Month
Hmong Heritage Month (HHM) is a volunteer run sub-committee of the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, a non-profit organization to lead Southeast Asian families toward social stability, educational opportunities, economic self-sufficiency and community integration. Hmong Heritage Month, formally known as “Hmong History Month,” was created in 2004 by members of the community who saw a need to further educate the larger community on the ethnic Hmong people and prepare them for the new wave of Hmong arrivals from the Wat Tham Krabok refugee camp in Thailand.
The month of April was chosen as Hmong Heritage Month in commemoration of the first Hmong family arrival in Marathon County in April 1976, Tong Xeng Thao and his family. Every year since 2004, a variety of events are planned and carried out in April to celebrate, share, educate, and promote Hmong history, culture and growth in Marathon County (Central Wisconsin).
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