Circle Dance rings in the Laotian New Year

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Circle your men, ladies and do the Lam Vong — that’s how you ring in the New Year at the Laotian Embassy in D.C.

We were the lucky guests of our Laotian friends Monirom and Jack, who didn’t dance but did steer us away from the more ambitious delicacies on hand for the annual reception.


The best part was watching the beaming faces of 3rd generation Hmong refugees who flew in from their home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to demonstrate their folk dances.

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