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2761 Karen New Year Celebration

January 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us for the celebration of the 2761 Karen New Year on Saturday, January 1st, 2022!

The event will take place at Washington Technology Magnet School from 9:00AM until 6:00PM. There will be a main ceremony in the morning followed by a singing competition and traditional culture show in the afternoon.

Masks will be required for all attendees. More info about COVID-19 safety guidelines to come.

Main contacts for the event: Thara Nay Htoo, (651)-529-5066 and Thara Eh Tah Khu, (651)-460-0668

Details and requirements for the afternoon activities…

Singing Competition: begins at 12:00pm
  • Contestants can sign up as an individual or with a group of up to 5 members
  • The song must be a Karen New Year song or a Karen culture song
  • Contestants have to provide their own karaoke music
  • Contestants age range: 13-25 years old
  • Registration fee is $50 per contestant/group
  • Max entries is 25 contestants/groups
  • Deadline to sign up is Saturday, December 25th, 2021

Contact info for singing competition: Thara Paw Ter, (612)-859-1420, and Thara Eh Tah Khu (651)-460-0668

Karen Traditional Culture Show: begins at 3:00pm
  • Contestants must sign up in pairs of two: one female and one male
  • Contestants must wear Karen clothing with either a traditional or modern design
  • Age range: 16-35 years old
  • Registration fee per pair is $30
  • Max entries is 25 pairs
  • Deadline to sign up is Saturday, December 25th, 2021

Contact info for culture show: Tharamu Aye Mya Pyu (651)-235-0327, and Tharamu Paw Wah Toe (651)-207-7557


Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Alexis Walstad at awalstad@mnkaren.org or 651-202-3120 or Eh Tah Khu at ekhu@mnkaren.org or 651-202-3114


January 1, 2022
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Washington Technology Magnet School
1495 Rice Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117 United States
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(651) 293-8830
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