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Photos- Alaska Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage

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Dressed in traditional Hmong clothing, people wait to participate in a fashion show on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Rain didn’t dampen the cultural display and excitement during the second day of the Alaska Hmong New Year celebration Sunday in downtown Anchorage.

The celebration typically happens at the end of the year. “We decided to do it early to enjoy the outdoors,” said May Ramirez-Xiong, one of the event organizers. “I really want everyone in the community to see the Hmong culture, the tradition, our clothing. But importantly, for our children to see what their culture is about.”

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Ayune Vang, 12, wore traditional Hmong clothing on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Jimmy Yang, 17, grilled pork belly on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Amy Yang, 9, and sisters Mimi and Tina Lee, 6, attended the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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People cheer during the fashion show on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Bee Vang offers a fresh carrot grown in Anchorage to a customer to taste on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Maithao Lee fried chicken quarters on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Fresh potatoes for sale on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Karen Moua sold fresh herbs and vegetables grown in Palmer on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Pakoula Lee, 19, reacts after being on stage during the fashion show on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Houa Khang attended the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage with her family on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Umbrells came out as people waited for the fashion show to begin on the second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Hmong New Year

Second day of a Hmong New Year celebration in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. (Bill Roth / ADN)