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2016 Karen Year New Celebration


The Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM) and Karen community leaders cordially invite you to attend the 2016 Karen New Year Celebration. This year, the event will take place on Friday, January 1, at Washington Technology Magnet School (1495 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55117). We are also excited to welcome the Klo&Kweh Music Team from Burma for a special New Year's Eve concert! This concert will be on Thursday, December 31, at 5:00pm at Washington Technology Magnet School.

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The Karen New Year Celebration is a time for the Karen to reflect on the past year's challenges and successes and to look ahead to the upcoming year. Cultural events like these allow the community to pass on their history and traditions to their youth. They are also important opportunities to raise awareness about the Karen community in St. Paul and to encourage lasting friendships between Karen and other community members. This year, we anticipate that more than 800 people will attend the Karen New Year Celebration events. A complete schedule of events includes:

Thursday:5:00pm-9:00pmConcert by Klo&Kweh Music Team from Burma*
Friday:10:00am-1:00pmMain Program
10:00am-3:00pmResource Fair
1:00pm-2:00pmFree Karen Meal for All Attendees
2:00pm-6:00pmVolleyball Tournament
6:00pm-9:00pmKaren Culture Show

Klo&Kweh Music Team will be selling individual tickets for their Thursday concert. Concert tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Eh Tah Khu by phone at (651) 202-3114 or by email at ekhu@mnkaren.org. All Friday events will be free of charge.

If you have any questions, please contact Morrison Johnny by phone at (651) 202-3101 or by email at smorrison@mnkaren.org. Thank you for your interest in celebrating with us and for your ongoing support of the Karen community in Minnesota!

2016 Karen New Year Klo&Kweh New Years Concert

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