Laos culture
Modern Hmong women dressed up for New Year in Luang Prabang. A chance to show off the finest textiles, craftsmanship and design.

Hmong New Year in Luang Prabang

The Passa Paa team went in search of new inspiration and where better than at Hmong New Year  (Nor Phe Chao).  The 7 day festival fell in the middle of December, it was the first new moon in a 12-moon cycle.   Bringing people together from many villages, it is here that couples are paired off.  A game called pov pob is played where girls and boys stand in rows throwing a ball to one another, much frivolity takes plac
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