Hmong Tribe

Assumed that Hmong had migrated from Tibet and Mongolia and dwelled in China for many centuries. Hmong had evacuated into Thailand in the year of 1857 since then, normally, they will live in the high mountains in the area around Chiang Rai, Phayao, Nan, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Phrae, Lampang, Kamphaeng Phet, Loei, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Sukhothai, and Tak provinces. Hmong are minority hill tribe in Mae Hong Son province which live scattered in every district. They like to settle the villages in the highland at the altitude from 1,000-1,200 m. above sea level and usually choose the location with air sheltered rather than to build on the top of the mountains. The house style is always to build across the firmly flat soil most of the material in building the house is often to use wooden boards to block for the room walls, thatched roofs which extend almost to the ground, and a big guest platform, without windows since it is built on the high land and also to prevent the cool weather. Hmong are extended families with two or more bedrooms every house has an altar for doing worship. Hmong’s wives accept to let their husbands to have more many wives, and Hmong are also held genealogy and giving the man to have most power in the family and also having ancestors worship as Chinese do. Hmong earn their living by agriculture like another hill tribes such as rice planting, other fruits and vegetables planting, and livestock.

Hmong New Year Celebration.
This is the most enjoyable time of the Hmong Tribe after their painstaking work all the year round. They dress themselves with their new colorful dresses and celebrate their wonderful parties with full drinking and eating. The Hmong’s New Year will generally begin in December after the harvest season. On the first day they will kill the pigs for making the offering to their ancestors and the household spirit, later that they will go to visit their cousins and having a party among them for few days. In this period of time there will, also, be one of amazing ceremony which concerns about calling the morale of crops to come and join the celebration at their houses.


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